The herdsmen-farmers crisis is still a big talking issue around the country. In Edo and Bayelsa states, women took to the streets to protest against killer herdsmen.
The women in Uromi, Esan North-East Local Government Area of Edo State blocked several highways to show their displeasure. Part of their demands was that herdsmen leave their communities as they say they are unable to go to their farms for fear of kidnap and rape.
In Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, the women from Epie and Atissa Kingdoms blocked the Etegwe-Edepie Roundabout in Yenagoa to stage a peaceful protest against the menace of herdsmen around their communities.
They complained that cows belonging to herdsmen have been destroying crops in their farms.
One of them, Mercy Adovuya, said, “We cannot continue to keep quiet over this problem. We don’t want cattle in our area again. It is time for the government to act before something else happens.
“Enough is enough. The herdsmen should leave our farmlands. The state government should protect us and our crops from herdsmen and their cows.”
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