Women Protest Naked In Anambra State

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The Women of Umueri in the Anambra East Local Government Area have protested against the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Willie Obiano for grabbing their land.

The women protested naked at the site of the Anambra airport project. The supposed land which was originally mapped out by the Umueri community for the airport project is now being shared among government officials in parcels while a separate expanse of land was grabbed by the state government for the airport project that would soon be commissioned.

Mr. Uchenna Ndumanya, the spokesperson of the protesting women, described the development as unfortunate. He said: “We are the people of Ifite Umueri. We are the people that donated land to the Anambra State Government for the airport during the administration of Dr. Chris Ngige, about 14 years ago.

“When we donated the land we gave them about 729.66 hectares but now they have left that particular place we donated to them and just encroached into our individual land. They are now encroaching into about 1901 hectares, about three times of what we gave them. We had our first protest on the matter in 2019. And since then nothing has been done.”

He also said that the women were protesting so that the world would hear their cries so they will not become refugees in their own community

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