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Women protest against violence, killings in Nigeria

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Women protest against violence, killings in Nigeria

The women wing of a Nongovernmental Organization, “Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria”, IPAN, has protested against Incessant killings in Nigeria, especially Anambra state, calling for peace in the state.

The women who protested in Amawbia were seen with placards with inscriptions, “We Need Peace”, “Stop Violence”, “Stop Killings”, among other write-ups that call for peace and unity in Anambra and Nigerian Nation at large.

Their aim was to sue for peace and stop shedding of blood amongst the youths, as well as other crimes in the state.

Addressing the press shortly after the protest, the IPAN National Woman Leader, Mrs Juliet Ezenwosu expressed their grievance over the continuous killing and shedding of innocent blood across Nigeria, condemning the act in it’s entirety, and called for love and unity amongst Nigerians, especially the Igbos.

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Mrs Ezenwosu regretted that many youths had lost their lives during this period of insecurity, added that the security personnel who were supposed to protect the people were also shot.

She called on federal states’s government to quickly intervene in the situation, to enthrone sanity and peace in the country.

On her part, a member of the group, Mrs Mabel Daniel reminded politicians in Anambra state that nothing worths the human blood, asking them to embrace peace and spirit of sportsmanship in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.

Speaking, the IPAN National President, Mr Lawrence Onuzulike while calling for the spirit of oneness among Ndi Igbo, reminded the tribe that killing and violence of all sorts were not their identity.

Mr Onuzulike encouraged leaders at all levels in Nigeria to device a means of bringing the recent unrests in the country to a permanent end.

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Officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force accompanied the group on the exercise to ensure their safety.

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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