Some farm women from Otuasega community in Ogbia Local Government Area has protested on Monday February 28, as they show huge pains and disapproval after their farmsteads by herdsmen.
LatestNGnews.com gathered that the invasion and destruction of their farmlands has been happening for several times now, so while protesting, they blocked the Imiringi road connecting Ogbia and Nembe Local Government Areas to draw the attention to Governor Douye Diri. The action of the women disrupted traffic as most motorists plying the road had to look for alternative routes.
The state government had enacted the Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Law 2021 signed into law by Governor Diri on March 9 2021. The women protested with placards with inscriptions such as
‘Government restrain Herdsmen and Their Cow to specific location’,
‘We are not on the farmlands anymore’
‘Government come to our rescue’, pleading with the state government to intervene.
According to the women, farming has become difficult as they live in fear of possible attack if they resist the herdsmen from encroaching on their farmlands.
It took the intervention of Mrs Faith Opene, the Commissioner for Women, Children Affairs, Empowerment and Social Development, who appealed the protesting women to leave the road.
The commissioner was said to have assured them that their complaints would be tabled before the governor for his intervention.