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Oba Anglican Women urge presidency to arrest ongoing bloodshed



ST. Peter’s Anglican Church, Oba, women have decried the menace of killer herdsmen and bandits in the country, urging the presidency to focus on stopping it rather than strategising for the 2023 elections.

  “The security situation in the country is terrible. For about seven years now, killings, kidnapping, rape, arson, sacking of villages perpetrated by killer herdsmen and bandits has been is unbecoming,”  the President, Women  Home and Abroad Meeting  of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, , Mrs Chinyere Egwuenu said.

  She was delivering her August Meeting address at Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State.

  “Farmers are no longer safe going to their farms and this has resulted in high cost of food stuff; our children are no longer safe in our schools because they are being kidnapped for ransom.

  “Many children have either died or molested at the hands of these herdsmen and bandits. Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps cannot cope with the upsurge in the number of the displaced.

  “It is unfortunate that instead of taking decisive steps to stop the activities of these terrorists, the leaders are setting aside funds and arguing the party or Geo-political zone that will win in the 2023 presidential elections.

  “Even our roads are no longer safe to travel through. In fact, the presidency should forget about the 2023 elections and focus on securing the lives and property of the citizens,” said Egwuenu.

  The Vice-President, Lady Ngozi Onwuka noted that the suffering experienced by the masses was overwhelming, asking the leaders to seek God’s face to find solutions to Nigeria’s problem.

  “We want to thank the alert governor, Willie Obiano of Anambra for delivering the Anambra International Cargo/passenger Airport and the prompt payment of worker’s salaries and pensions to retirees.

  However, the outgoing executive enumerated the achievements of the women’s ministry in the growth and development of the parish thanking them for their support and contributions.

  These include sinking of water borehole, purchase of gospel van, helping to build the cathedral, vicarage and church school, visiting the needy and widows as well as payment of diocesan dues.

  The event featured the cutting of cake donated by Okpuno women, and a sermon by Ven. Vin Egwuenu, prayers and recognition of new members.

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