Women Protest Herdsmen Invasion In A/Ibom

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Women of Ikot Umoessien community in Odoro Ikot Clan, Essien Udim local government area of Akwa Ibom at the weekend embarked on a peaceful protest to express their dismay over incessant destruction of their crops and farmland by herdsmen.

The protesters led by the women leader, in the area Deaconess Martha Philip express grievances and draw government’s attention to their plights as law abiding citizens.

The demonstrators who carried placards which reads; “We believe in Udom  Dakada spirit but herdsmen is our bane,” Ikot Umoessien people are peace lovers, herdsmen leave our farm,” Our crops are destroyed by cattle “Enough is enough leave us in peace,” Government please visit our community for redress “marched through the streets of Ikot Umoessien to the military barracks in the area;

They were, however, received by the officer in-charge,of the formation Isaiah Davies who thanked the women for their peaceful conduct and promised to convey their grievances to his superiors

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