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Lagos women move against cattle colonies



A rights group, Lagoswomen 2030, yesterday staged a protest to the Lagos State Assembly over the killings in the country, just as it rejected the cattle colony policy of the Federal Government.

Led by their coordinator, Kate Duru, the group demanded that government at all levels should confront the growing insecurity in the land through actions that reflect equity and unity.

Despite the ban on street protest, the women came out in large number with placards bearing various inscriptions amid solidarity songs along the major streets of the metropolis.

Duru noted that the rising insurgency, terrorism, armed robbery, kidnappings, corruption and other vices were constituting serious threat to the security of lives and property with their attendant adverse effect on meaningful development. Her words: “Only this January, more than 90 Nigerians were brutally killed in an act of mass atrocities in Benue and other states. Pregnant women and children were not spared the terror of violent death as a result of herdsmen and farmers’ clashes.

“We are saying ‘No’ to Senseless and evil killings. We believe in peace, security and unity. We want the government to come up with policies to end these killings. We do not need colony.”

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