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#FreeAgatu: How Idoma people shutdown Abuja (PHOTOS)

Written By Idoma Television on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 | 9:14:00 AM

Commercial in Abuja, the nation’s capital were brought to a stand still when native of Idoma took to the streets to cry to the federal government over the endless killings of Agatu people.

The placard-wielding protesters converged at the Unity fountain from where they marched to the Police Force Headquarters, National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, before getting to the National Assembly in a bid to register their plight in the hands of Fulani herdsmen.
The messages on some of the placards read, Agatu Massacre; “We want Commission of Inquiry,” “Save Agatu, preserve Idomas,” “Our Women and children are dying.”

Coordinator of the protest, Paul Edeh while speaking at the National Assembly said, “We the Agatu people are calling for a commission of inquiry into the continued killings in our community which should be headed by the Chief Justice of the Federation.”

Edeh also called on the Federal Government to deploy security operatives to the borders of Agatu so as to shield the community from incessant invasion.

Addressing the crowd who were donned on red and black attire in in protest against the killings in Agatu, the Deputy Majority Leader, Sen. Bala Ibn Na-Allah said, “As far as the Senate is concerned injury to one Idoma man is injury to all.”

“We have a responsibility to ensure that everybody lives free and not in fear under democracy.”
“What touches me most is that the protest has the involvement of the clergy, like we all know when this group of people cry only those with fear hears.”

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