Umahi government disrupts women’s August meeting over IPOB
The Ebubeagu security outfit allegedly disrupted a women’s meeting in Ebonyi on Saturday. Participants at the 2022 August Women Meeting in Ebonyi consequently protested the disruption.
They called on the inspector general of the police and rights groups to come to their aid and protect their rights.
Charity Chukwuemeka, president of the Umuada Ebonyi Women, called for intervention by the IGP, stating that the Nigerian 1999 Constitution prohibits discrimination based on gender.
“It is not new or alien to the Igbo that women meet every August to discuss and chart the best possible developmental ideas and projects to improve the well-being and welfare of our people,” she said.
Reacting to the protest, Panchris Ikechukwu-Eze, special assistant to Governor David Umahi on internal security, dismissed the protesters’ action.
Mr Ikechukwu-Eze, who led the Ebubeagu operatives to the meeting venue, alleged that its disruption was based on credible information that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) planned the meeting.
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