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Ohafia Women Protest Against Military Presence in Their Community,in Abia State

Hundreds of women in the Ohafia local government area in Abia State have stormed the streets to protest the occupation and presence of Nigerian soldiers in their community.

The soldiers have been in the community for a month.

At the protest rally on Wednesday, their complaints were based on the fact that their children could not go to school.

They also alleged the soldiers raped women in the area and committed other crimes in the community.

A reporter who filmed the event pointed out that “The militarization of Igboland is not the best solution to the problems in Nigeria” as the women marched in numbers.

The reporter said, “Ohafia women are protesting because the army has long occupied their territory, prevents their children from going to school,  and causes rape and 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 noted that no other region in the country was taken over by military personnel as it is in 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.