In Awka North local government area of Anambra State, a woman was reported to have been raped by Herdsmen while working as a labourer on one of the farmlands in December 2019.
The suspected herdsmen who went into the farmland with herds of cattle gang raped her till she reportedly passed out,she was later rushed to the hospital and was been taken care of by relatives till she was pronounced dead in her hometown.
Mr. Paul Nnatuanya, President-general of Ebenebe made it clear that it was what his people have been suffering and facing following the destruction of farmlands by herdsmen
“The information we got from Ebonyi State was that Agnes has died. After she was raped to coma, our people took her to the hospital where she was revived. She died as a result of the trauma she suffered.”
“After she was discharged from the hospital, she travelled back to her place in Ebonyi State; perhaps, to continue treatment there.”
“She didn’t continue with the business she came for.”
“Her colleague who was able to escape said that before the rape, the herdsmen hit the woman with a log of wood, which made her weak and unable to raise the alarm..
“The herdsmen also took the money the woman tied on the her wrapper and it was the victim’s colleague that ran back to the town to alert the residents, who found her lying helplessly on the farm. When the villagers stormed the scene, she was already lying unconscious on the ground.”