By Itodo Daniel Sule
A victim of political violence during the 2019 governorship election in Kogi State, Daniel Yakubu Ogwu, has raised concerns over the safety of his life and family.
Daily Trust Saturday reports that during the 2019 mayhem, a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader, Mrs Salome Acheju Abuh, was burnt alive in her house while other houses including that of Ogwu were looted and razed by the rampaging political thugs in Ochadamu town, Ofu Local Government Area of the state.
Ogwu, in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday said three years after the incident, his life and those of his family members are still under constant threats and urged the security agencies to guarantee his safety and those of his family members.
He recalled that in December 2021 when he travelled with his family to his hometown in Ochadamu for Christmas and New Year vacation in the company of some security personnel, they had a close shave with death when thugs wielding guns and other weapons in about four sienna vehicles invaded his house shooting sporadically.
Ogwu said his nephew was attacked while vehicles were vandalized during the incident, adding that he and his family members escaped by the whiskers.
He said his children and their mother were traumatized after witnessing the incident and had vowed never to return to the village.