Reactions As Akwa Ibom Women Go To Farm With Weapon To Protect Selves From Bandits
6 months ago
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State of insecurity in Akwa Ibom appears to have gone out of control as women go to farm with riffles to protect themselves from bandits’ attacks.
Ini Local Government Area Chairman, Isreal Idaisin, disclosed as he sent an SOS message to the Federal Government to intervene in the protracted Nkari boundary crisis. He said members of the communities now move about with weapons.
Idaisin said the perennial attacks on the people of Nkari community, allegedly, by their neighbours from Usaka Uko community in Ikwuano council of Abia State has, over the years, conditioned the minds of the people to resort to self help.
The council boss lamented at the same time as speaking with newsmen in Uyo that even girls and youngsters from Nkari community now go to farm with both brief or long riffles.
He cautioned both the federal and country governments that the situation, if not nib within the bud, could breed a destiny generation of bandits who might also become thorns in the flesh of presidency.
“The every day crisis we've in Ini Local government location is the Nkari crisis. The human beings there, including ladies and children now move about with guns to shield themselves. Everyone there is both with an extended or quick riffle to protect themselves from the Ikwanno people.”[NewsNaira]