The women who led the march expressed sadness over persistent attack on the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen. They disclosed that the herdsmen invaded their farmlands three times within the week, chased farmers away and fed their cows on the crops.
Mrs Caroline Eze, one of the victims, told newsmen that, “I was in the farm working with my daughter on Wednesday when they came, I pleaded with them not to enter my farm; they warned me to leave or I would lose my life; at that point, I ran away with my daughter.
“The next day, one of our relations went to the farm and discovered that the entire cassava farm was gone; the herdsmen were also here on Tuesday, and on Wednesday they returned and finished what was left.
“As I speak with you, all my sufferings have ended in vain; I have nothing left with which to feed; how long shall government allow us to continue suffering in the hands of these people?”
The women, who later broke into songs of anger, maintained that “Fulani herdsmen should leave us; they have raped us and our daughters enough; they have brought poverty to us”.