Women protest murder of youths in Anambra community

Over a hundred women have staged a protest in Nsugbe community in Anambra East local government area to press home their demand for justice following the gruesome murder of youths of their community.

It would be recalled that two youths, Chukwurah Nweze and Chigozie Anyansi, were killed on the 22nd of November, in violence that ensued between youths of both communities, which also resulted in gunshot injuries to five Umueri youths.

However, on Monday, the women of Nsugbe under the aegis of Umuada Nsugbe took to the streets of Nsugbe, to show solidarity with the families of two of their youths murdered by youths of their neighboring Umueri community.

The protesters including the aged and the young converged in their numbers, on Monastery Junction, Ugwu-Enugwu, the exact spot where the youths were slain, to demonstrate their anger over the unfortunate incident.

The women dressed in black bore placards with various inscriptions such as ‘Say To No Injustice’, ‘Those Pursuing Nsugbe Should Be Warned’, ‘Enough is Enough Peace is the Option’, Nsugbe is a Peaceloving Community’, ‘We are Known for Peace Not War’, ‘Government Intervenes in Our Matter’, among others.

Chanting protest songs, the women lit candles and went in procession, first to Ilo Amagu Centre before proceeding to St John Catholic Church, Nsugbe, where they said prayers for the repose of the souls of the deceased and God’s intervention in the matter.

Speaking after the protest, the Convener, Umuada Nsugbe, Hon Eucharia Chinyere Attah, explained that they came to the protest because they were in agony, over the death of their two sons.

According to her, the Nsugbe are not known for war and as such are praying God for intervention and to the government for justice.

“We are praying to God to help us and intervene in our plight and the oppression of our enemies. The termination of these two young bloods is a crime to many.

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