Herdsmen Attack: Delta Community Women Protest Incessant Rape, Call For Help


Hundreds of women from Ekakpamre community in Ughelli South local Government Area of Delta state, have called on the federal and state governments to rescue them from the gag of raping and incessant attack on them by Fulani herdsmen.

The protesters mostly aged women were displaying fresh leaves and placards with inscriptions such as, ‘We do want Cow in our bush, ‘They Graze on our land, ‘We are being raped and chased from our farms’ accused security agencies of supporting the herdsmen against them.

Speaking to newsmen, Mrs Loveth Boyi, Ekakpamre women leader said, “For over 3years now, Fulani herdsmen have been troubling us, chasing us from our farmlands.

“Just last week, five women were raped in their farms and as a result, we can no longer access our cassava farms, either to plant or harvest.

“The herdsmen will harvest our cassava and other farm produce and give to their cattle, our husbands are not going to the bush, hence we are calling on the state and federal governments to rescue us from the shackle of herdsmen in the community.”

Mama Blaccky Raymond, an Octogenarian who twisted her kneel due to the herdsmen attack held that she can no longer go access her farm after she was chased from her farm.

On his part, the President General of the community, Edafe Kpohraror said, The women are on this protest because herdsmen have continued to chase them from their farmlands.

“There is one Imam in the community that is using the police and army to intimidate us, and as result, many people have fled the town because of possible arrest.

“We are appealing to the state governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to rescue our community from the attack of herdsmen.” Kporharo plead.

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