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ANNOYING REASON HERDSMEN GAVE BEFORE ATTACKING DELTA WOMEN ON THEIR FARMS

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Women in Ewu-urhobo community, Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, have lamented alleged constant attacks on them by suspected herdsmen grazing cattle.

The women who staged a protest and blocked major Roads, rebukes herdsmen attacked on them in their farms with machetes for refusing to allow cattle graze on their farm produce,

The protesting women lament that some of the them have been raped or killed by this herdsman who escaped into the bush after perpetrating their heinous acts.

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According to them this herdsman claimed that all lands in Nigeria, including our communal land belong to President Muhammadu Buhari and no one can stop them from grazing their cattle anywhere they deemed fit because we can’t lay claim to ownership of the land.

They also claim that we have no right to prevent them from grazing on our farms because President Muhammadu Buhari owns the land” They uproot our cassava, feed it to their herds and if we try to resist, they attack with machete and maim you if you are lucky as some others, or even shoot you.

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”so this is the reason we have barricaded the road as all efforts to reach the governor, police and other security agencies to intervene in order to prevent this evil herdsmen from our community have been futile.

One of the villages disclosed that the recent killing of a woman on her farm was the immediate cause of the protest, “she (victim) was at her farm with one of her child weeding but unknown to her that herdsmen were within her vicinity. The herdsmen pounced on her and tried to rape her while trying to resist them amidst screams, they attacked her with their machetes leaving deep cuts on her and fled into the bush when people came to the scene. She was rushed to the hospital but could not make it. She gave up

 

 

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