The protesters caused traffic congestion on the Benin-Asaba Expressway due to the large turn-out of presence.
Residents of some local government s in Delta State, on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, began a protest against the killing of their members by Fulani herdsmen.
According to Punch, the protest was held on the Benin-Asaba Expressway. The protesters carried placards with various inscriptions showing their dissatisfaction.
Some of the inscriptions written on the placards are, ‘Fulani herdsmen must leave our state’, ‘Okowa, intervene now’, ‘This killing, raping of married women must stop’, ‘Our crops in the farms have been destroyed’, and ‘Our women cannot go out again’.
Eric Warri, the spokesperson for the protesting group said, “We are protesting because of the killings of our people by Fulani herdsmen. They also raped our women and destroyed our farmlands.”
The State Police public Relations Officer, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, confirmed the protest. She stated that it has been peaceful.
Kalu also assured that the police will ensure the protection of lives and property.
The Fulani herdsmen have been involved in some malicious attacks and killings of innocent people, mostly in the eastern part of Nigeria.
There has been news reports that the herdsmen have attempted to take away the lands of residents of various communities.