March 30, 2017

Women Protest N*de Over Attacks By Fulani Herdmen

Scores of women and youths in Umuoba Anam, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State took to the streets n*de in protest against their traditional ruler, Igwe G. A. Ekwealor, who was accused of supporting the activities of herdsmen in the area.

The protesters said their action was to appease the gods because their traditional ruler defiled their land by allowing the Fulani herdsmen into their community where they have been causing untold hardship for the people.

The monarch, however, denied the allegation, saying that he had no hand in bringing the herdsmen to the community.

Chairman of Anambra East Traditional Rulers’ Council, Igwe Alex Edozieuno, who's the traditional ruler of Mkpunabo Kingdom, told reporters that when the matter was brought to the council, it was deliberated upon, adding that Igwe Ekwealor was subsequently absolved of any wrong-doing.

Igwe Edozieuno said council also invited elders of the community, who condemned the protesters and urged them to appease the gods for their action.

Who do we believe; the women who say they are being attacked or the traditional rulers?