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E/R: Queen mothers, widows stage protest over Fulani herdsmen

Some queen mothers and widows at Anyaboni, a farming community in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern region have hit the streets protesting alleged attacks and harassment on them by Fulani herdsmen in the area.

According to the aggrieved women, they are unable to go to their  farms due to fear of being attacked and raped by the Fulani herdsmen, who have invaded the community with their cattle destroying their farms.

The women, clad in red dresses and head gears, on Thursday January 19, stormed the district capital, Assesewa, to embark on  a peaceful match to petition the District police commander, the Member of Parliament for the area and also forwarded a petition statement  to the regional police command.

The women added that the nomads have also polluted their river bodies and threatened  to rape and kill them as well.

They also claimed  that the men who fight the nomads are  arrested and put before court,  hence men in the community are reluctant to fight for them again.

Assembly member for Anyaboni resettlement area, Emmanuel kwasi Lawer, told Starr News’ Eastern Regional correspondent Kojo Ansah the nomads have denied the women their source of living, which is very disheartening.

 

Source:

Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah

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