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Commotion in Ebonyi as Fulani Herdsmen Allegedly R*pe 70-year-old Widow to Coma (Photos)



Many women have come out to protest after news of the abominable act in which a Fulani herdsman allegedly r*ped a 70-year-old woman to coma.

There is serious commotion in Isu area of Onicha Local Government Area, Ebonyi State as Ebonyi women on Wednesday stormed Abakaliki protesting against the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area.

The irate women carrying placards with different inscriptions alleged that they have been humiliated after one of the herdsmen brutally r*ped a 70-year-old widow to coma.

Explaining how the incident happened, leader of the protesters, Florence Okoro, revealed that one herdsman sneaked into the old widow’s house while she was preparing her evening meal and r*ped her.

Okoro, who added that the hands and legs of the old widow were broken in the process, appealed to the state government and security agencies to come to their aid.

Addressing the women at the Fatilami Abubakar Park, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwegu, condemned the r*ping of the widow and the destruction of the farmlands of Isu people by the herdsmen.

Nwankwegu assured them that the government would take decisive action against the perpetrators of the crimes.

He told them that Governor David Umahi had directed that the culprits be fished out and allowed to face the full weight of the law.

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The commissioner explained that Umahi had always emphasized the need for peaceful coexistence and wondered why such wickedness should be meted out to the people.

“Governor has heard this and asked me to look for a way to catch the man(rapist) so that he would be punished accordingly,” he said in a statement by Umahi’s Chief Press Secretary.

Nwankwegu added: “We have gone to the police and they told us they were on the way to bring him(rapist) to Abakaliki. I’m promising you that by Monday, he would be arraigned in court. You will come and see him because what he has done is wrong. The governor supports live and let’s live.”

On his part, the Chief of Staff,Government House, Mr.Emmanuel Offor Okorie frowned at the activities of the herdsmen in the area, promising that the right thing would be done to serve as a deterrent to others.

“It’s annoying the Fulani herdsmen, instead of taking care of their cattle are touching you. What is expected to be done for you to be happy our governor will do it”.

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