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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Photos: Travelers stranded as aggrieved Delta women barricade East-West Road over rape and killing by Fulani herdsmen


Thousands of travelers were stranded on Wednesday, after aggrieved women, numbering over 100 barricaded the East-West Road, over what they termed the incessant killing, raping of indigenes by armed Fulani herdsmen.

The protesting women from Ohorhor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State besieged and barricaded the busy road with planks of wood, leaves, tires and chairs.

Travelers, including the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Abubakar Mohammed, who was traveling to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State for an official assignment, were trapped in the gridlock.
All efforts to vacate the road by the AIG and travelers en route to Port Harcourt could not yield any fruitful results, as the women insisted that unless federal government takes concrete steps to address the herdsmen attacks, they would remain on the road.
One of the women leaders, who spoke with SaharaReporters, disclosed that the community has lost over 10 souls to the armed herdsmen while over 15 women, some of whom were pregnant, have been raped in the bush by the herdsmen.

The protesting women therefore issued a four-day ultimatum to the Fulani herdsmen to leave their community bush.

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