RESIDENTS of Ewu Urhobo community of Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State were yesterday treated to an eyesore as over 100 housewives took to the streets in protest against their alleged continuous rape by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
Some of the protesters who spoke to newsmen said their ordeal started a few months ago, adding that there has been no end in sight.
Displaying numerous inscriptions borne on placards like “We no gree, Fulani herdsmen must go,” “We are tied of Fulani herdsmen raping us in our farmlands,” “They have taken over our farmlands, they have also raped 15 housewives to death,” the protesters barricaded major roads and chanted war songs.
According to their leader, Queen Dieseruwe, the community has taken enough of such lawlessness.
“We are protesting against the Fulani herdsmen who are raping our women in their own farmlands. They block roads to waylay women going to markets and those either going or coming from farm.
They sleep with them at gunpoint and any of their victims who tried to resist, these wicked Fulani herdsmen will cut off their necks with matchets. They will go to our farms and uproot our cassava and destroy them. Until they leave our lands, no peace for us,” she lamented.