WIMBIZ condemns inhumane acts of violence in Kogi State
Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) has condemned the inhumane acts of violence in Kogi State during the recent elections, calling for urgent legal action against the perpetrators.
A statement from the Executive Management of the organization, addressed to the Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Inspector General of Police said: “Over the last few days, the turn of events in Kogi State before, during and after the just concluded governorship elections have been alarming to say the least.
“This recent development, the burning to death of a political woman leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward in Ofu Local Government Area, Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh on Monday, November 18, is shocking and gut-wrenching. To say we condemn these barbaric acts does not perfectly capture our disgust.
“We urgently call on the Nigerian Police and all relevant security agencies to curb this anarchy and protect human rights and lives.”
The statement further added: “Whilst we specially sympathize with everyone who has suffered any form of loss as a result of the violence, our hearts reach out to the family of late Mrs Acheju Abuh. We also call on the Federal Government and National Assembly to ensure that the perpetrators responsible for these violent acts do not escape justice.”