Women Protest Against Presence Of Soldiers In Abia Community, Say Children Are Afraid To Attend Schools

Hundreds of girls within the Ohafia native authorities space of Abia State have stormed the streets to protest in opposition to the occupation and presence of Nigerian troopers of their neighborhood. 

The troopers have been in the neighborhood for one month.

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In the protest that happened on Wednesday, in accordance with a video obtained by SaharaReporters, their grievances are hinged on the truth that their kids can’t go to high school.

They additionally alleged that the troopers rape girls within the space and commit different crimes in the neighborhood.

A reporter who filmed the occasion famous that, “the militarisation of Igboland is not the best solution to problems in Nigeria,” as the ladies marched out of their numbers.

The reporter said, “Ohafia women protesting that the army has occupied their territory for a long time preventing their children from going to school, raping and creating anti-social problems in the community.

“The atrocities in Ohafia caused by the occupation of the army is becoming unbearable. Hundreds of women protested, insisting that the soldiers must leave their community and their children must go back to school.

“For over a month, their children could not go to school because of the army occupation that has taken over their community.”

He famous that no different area within the nation was taken over by army personnel as it’s within the South-East.

“In fact, militarisation of Igbo community is an obvious case of intimidation by the federal government. You don’t observe this in other parts of the country. Why must it be Igbo land, in particular Ohafia?  

“Why should soldiers occupy the entire community for nothing? Is that the best way to keep the peace? The royal fathers have been appealing to get these soldiers out of the community and their children must go back to school,” he added.

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