Bayelsa women tackle cultists

Bayelsa women tackle cultists

 Hundreds of protesting placards carrying women have matched through the streets of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital over what they described as the incessant killings and molestation by different cult groups in the state.


 

The women who were dressed in black outfits gathered at Obele community where they marched through Yenagoa streets to the harbor market.

 The protest by the women and leaders is coming barely a week after a student of the Nigeria Defense Academy was murdered by suspected cultists after dispossessing him of his valuables.

Speaking on the menace, the women leader, traditional chief and community youth leader call on the government to intervene.

Meanwhile, the protest later took another twist as the women sat on the major highway leading into the state, before matching and singing to the community market where cultist collect levies.

Some traders lamented the treatment received from different cult groups whom they claimed storm the market on a daily basis.      

It will be recalled that the Bayelsa state government had proposed a ten year jail term for cult related cases, but nobody has since been prosecuted despite the alarming increase after the 2015 elections.

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