Enugu women carried out a demonstration on Sunday, October 25 to protest the alleged killing of their men by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the state.
Vanguard reports that the women asked the state government to curb and arrest Fulani herdsmen who molest, maim, rape and destroy their farmland and livestock.
The women who came from the Anglican diocese of Enugu north which comprises of Enugu-north, Enugu-east, Udi and Ezeagu council areas went to the Enugu State House of Assembly with placards bearing inscriptions like ’Fulani herdsmen kill our men with AK 47;’ ‘All we are saying is, Fulani, leave our farmlands’.
They claimed their lives are in perpetual danger as the herdsmen have found means to belly their activities.
Mrs. Achogaonye Eze who is the wife of Bishop Sustenance Eze of Enugu north Anglican diocese and the leader of the group said the vigilante group has been unable to deal with the herdsmen who they said carried weapons around.
She said: “They butchered two men at Eke, they should stop robbing us on the high ways,”
She added that they raped the women and also engaged in robbery and kidnapping. She said they had complained to security operatives but nothing had been done so far.
The Yoruba group, Afenifere, has ordered Fulani herdsmen to leave the south western region of the country after reports of recent attack purportedly carried out by the herdsmen has been making the news. Femi Fani Kayode supported this callespecially after the kidnap of Chief Olu Falae by suspected herdsmen.