Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria women stage peaceful protest against violence, killings
BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The women wing of a Nongovernmental Organization, Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria,(IPAN), has staged a peaceful protest at Amawbia, Awka South Council Area, against violence, wanton killings and maiming of innocent souls in Anambra State and Nigeria in general.
The women led by the National Woman Leader of the group, Mrs. Juliet Ezenwosu, in the company of the IPAN National President, Mr. Lawrence Onuzulike, kicked off the protest at Amawbia traffic light axis and terminated it at Amawbia round about.
Our correspondent reports that during the protest, the women were seen with placards with inscriptions like, “We Need Peace”, “Stop Violence”, “Stop Killings”, among other write-ups that call for peace and unity in Anambra and Nigerian Nation at large.
Addressing the press shortly after the protest, the IPAN National Woman Leader, Mrs. Ezenwosu on behalf of the women, expressed their concerns over the continuous killing and shedding of innocent blood across Nigeria, condemning the act in its entirety, and called for love and unity amongst Nigerians, especially the Igbos.
On her part, a member of the group, Mrs. Mabel Daniel, reminded politicians in Anambra state that nothing is worth the human blood, asking them to embrace peace and spirit of sportsmanship in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the State.
Also speaking, the IPAN National President, Mr. Onuzulike while calling for the spirit of oneness among Ndi Igbo, reminded the tribe that killing and violence of all sorts are alien to the tribe and encouraged leaders at all levels in Nigeria to devise a means of bringing the recent unrests in the country to a permanent end.
Officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force accompanied the group on the exercise to maintain law and order.