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Women protest in Idoma community over coal mining as herdsmen invade Owukpa

Stress has continued to rise in Owukpa group of Ogbadibo Native Authorities Space of Benue State as ladies in the neighborhood have continued to troop out to protest towards the mining of coal deposit within the naturally endowed Idoma group.

The ladies who had been chanting a dirge music, signifying a curse and a group on the sting, demanded rapid suspension of all mining actions pending when the group is supplied with fundamental social facilities, comparable to highway and electrical energy.

The protesting ladies of their chant lamented that they’d been uncared for for yr, saying: “We’ve no motorable highway, we have now no mild, we don’t have potable water, no medical services, we have now no colleges.

“Cease the mining of our solely reward from God for the reason that authorities has forgotten us and has refused to provide us fundamental infrastructures”.

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They maintained that leaders in all tiers of presidency have deserted the group and have allowed them to wallow in hardship.

The nationwide chairman, Owukpa Improvement Affiliation, Mr Peter Akor, and the Performing President, Owukpa Youths, Mr Idoko Emmanuel, addressed the protesters on the scene.

The ODA Chairman acknowledged whereas addressing the ladies that development of highway tasks in the neighborhood would begin on Wednesday.

However the aggrieved protesters didn’t imagine him, saying they’re fed up with “empty guarantees.”

The ladies vowed to close down the mining websites pending when there’s a seen effort on the highway development and the availability of different fundamental social facilities.

In one other growth, the ladies raised the alarm over an alleged innovation of some components of the group by Fulani herdsmen.

In accordance with them, the herders who’re recognized nationwide for unleashing mayhem on farmers of their host communities, have taken over some components of the group together with Ankpa, Ai’Odu and different villages.

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The Chief Safety Officer (CSO) in the neighborhood, Mr Godwin Okpe popularly generally known as Knowledge, informed DAILY POST that there was pressure in your entire village over the actions of the herders.

“They’re at the moment tenting at Ankpa as I’m speaking to you. Many residents are presently in nice concern because of the information of what they’ve achieved in different places”, he added.

When requested if the group leaders are placing up measures to forestall their harmful actions, he stated, “I can’t let you know that now. It’s both they’re doing nothing or they don’t carry us alongside”.

DAILY POST’s effort to achieve the Divisional Police station at Orokam failed because the DPO couldn’t be reached for feedback.

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