The Herald gathered that gathered violence has broken out in at least four polling centres in Lokoja, the state capital. It was reported that a horrific violence that characterized the poll lingered even after the election was concluded.
Shortly after the announcement of the victory of the APC governorship candidate by INEC political thugs allegedly continued their killings, including burning alive the Women Leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh, right in her home.
The spokesman, Wada/Aro Campaign Council, Faruk Adejoh-Audu narrated the brutal killing of this leader, who was locked in the house that the thugs set on fire.
He said: “Chanting GYB 4+4, the thugs, shooting sporadically, arrived Hon (Mrs) Abuh’s house at about 2pm this afternoon and surrounded the house, bolting every exit and escape from outside.
“They then poured petrol on the building and set it ablaze as other terrorized villagers watched from hiding. She reportedly attempted to escape through a window but was prevented by the metal burglary proof and gun shots with bullets raining in her direction.
“The blood thirsty thugs waited, shooting and watching with relish while Mrs Abuh cried from inside the inferno until her voice died out.
“They reportedly left only when the entire house and Mrs Abuh had been burnt to ashes. There are fears that the killing spree may escalate over the night.
“We are calling on all men of good conscience to immediately help the people of Kogi State appeal to the Inspector General of Police to rein in Bello’s thugs and protect our people whose only crime was that they voted for their choice, a vote that was never allowed to count.”