Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Policemen Flee As Ebonyi Women Protest Naked On The Streets - Photos
A community close to Ebonyi state capital, Nkwegu, was thrown into confusion on Monday when over 200 women from Afikpo-South LGA stripped naked to communicate their grievances.
The women took to the street protest the alleged continued detention of the President General of the community, Ndubuisi Ekumankama, by the police, Punch reports.
Ekumankama was alleged to have demolished a widow’s house in Amangwu Edda community of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the naked women were on their way to the Ebonyi State Government House in Abakaliki but were intercepted by policemen at Nkwegu, near a military cantonment.
The protesting women were naked in the upper regions of their body. It was learnt that some policemen fled the scene of the protest because of the belief that policemen who attempt to stop naked protesters would die.
The Ebonyi State Police Commissioner, Ibekwe Abdallah, said he had to send a team of policewomen to the scene of the protest, who brought the protest under control.