Kogi poll: NCWS demands investigation into murder of PDP women leader

Salome Abuh, prominent PDP women leader in Kogi East [Photo: Facebook - Idoko Ameh]
Salome Abuh, prominent PDP women leader in Kogi East [Photo: Facebook - Idoko Ameh]

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), on Wednesday condemned the alleged murder of Salome Abuh, People Democratic Party’s (PDP) Women Leader and three others in Ochadamu by some political thugs.

The President of NCWS, Gloria Shoda, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, frowned at the killings.

“It is bad that in this time in our country, when the role of women has become more imperative, the nation continues to lose lives, especially women.

“The gruesome murder of Abuh by rampaging political thugs in Kogi on Monday is most outrageous and must be investigated to deter future occurrence.

The NCWS president expressed concern that the violence that enveloped the state governorship/Senatorial elections on Saturday could escalate to Monday with the killing of the women leader.

Mrs Abuh was sleeping in her home when some political thugs set her building ablaze.

“This is very bad and I am using this opportunity to call on the security agencies to investigate and ensure that perpetrators are brought to book.

“If 2023 will become a reality in the Nigerian electoral circle, there must be methodological strategies to bring about lasting solutions to the plethora of killings and insecurity witnessed in recent times in the country.

Mrs Shoda, who also condemned the manhandling of Natasha Akpoti, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Kogi governorship election by thugs, called for appropriate sanction.

Mrs Akpoti was said to have been manhandled by some thugs during the signing of peace accord in Lokoja by political parties before the election.



PT Mag Campaign AD

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application