Hundreds of Ondo women protest half-naked over herdsmen’s killings, insecurity
Hundreds of women across four local government areas in Ondo State have flooded the streets to stage protests on Saturday, against worsening security challenges in the area.
It was learnt that the peaceful protests were staged in Oka Akoko, Akungba Akoko and some other Akoko towns.
What led to the protests, according to reports from the area, were the recent spate of insecurity such as the abduction of teachers by some bandits in Auga Akoko, the killing of a police officer by unknown gunmen at Oka Akoko last week, and the attack on 17 travellers on Ifira Akoko-Isua Akoko road Ondo by armed robbers among others.
Some of the protesters, who were holding brooms in their hands, were half-naked, chanting various solidarity songs along the streets.
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They called on the security agents and the state government to come to the rescue of the area from the attack of the bandits.
Recall that Amotekun Corps also arrested no fewer than 17 suspected bandits from the North West of Nigeria when they stormed the Okitipupa area of the state.
The suspected criminals were found with dogs, cutlasses and charms as they wandered in the area without purpose.
It was the distress call by the residents of the community to Amotekun operatives that led to their arrest and were being interrogated.