Thousands of travelers stranded as angry Delta Women barricade East-West road over Fulani Killings

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.

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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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6 Comments

  1. Where the government is not willing to take action, the Niger delta militants who are probably better armed than the herdsmen should protect their people. It should be an eye for a tooth. It would be a more noble cause than blowing pipelines.

  2. No armed robbers, no thieves, no other criminals. Every crimes are fulanis. Nobody is talking about the thousands of Fulanis killed and their cattle rustled in Zamfara which forced the President to lunch operation Yaki in the state wearing military uniform. I begin to smell politics in this Fulani issue, but God will bring out the truth.

  3. Delta crying against armed fulani herdmen, but where are all the dare-devil militants who are claiming that even Nigeria Military cant hold them

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