How Soldiers Killed My Daughter - Father Of Slain INEC Official
While many Nigerians are celebrating the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 presidential election, Sir Daperi Amachree is mourning.
He took to his Facebook page on Sunday to mourn his daughter, Ibisaki Amachree, who served as an ad hoc official of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Rivers State Presidential and National Assembly elections which were marred by violence.
Daperi said he had never attacked anyone in his life and wondered why his innocent daughter would be gunned down by soldiers.
The 61-year-old man, who posted a photo of his daughter, wrote, “Here lies my beautiful daughter Ibisaki, a post-graduate degree holder, full of cheer, love and kindness and mother of two. She was shot dead yesterday by a trigger happy and jittery soldier while she was on a national assignment with INEC.
“I have never arranged for the death of any youth. I hate violence and thuggery. If law enforcement agents have to kill an enemy, should it be my responsible and peaceful daughter? It is well. Only God knows why it happened. He will surely repay the wicked.”
It was learnt that the deceased was the first child of her father and they shared a close relationship.
The deceased, it was learnt, had two children.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who confirmed Ibisaki’s death, condemned her murder.
Yakubu said, “We have recorded the first fatality, an ad hoc official was hit by bullet.
“We condemn this attack and will forward a comprehensive report for security agencies to investigate.”
Rivers State which has the highest voting population in the South-South geopolitical zone usually witnesses violence during elections.
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