Travelers stranded as Delta women block East-West Road over rape by herdsmen
Women of Orhorho community, Ughelli South LGA, Delta State, protesting incessant rape and attack by herdsmen, barricaded the East-West Road, yesterday morning, preventing vehicles from the Warri and Port Harcourt ends from passing through.
The mothers and daughters of the community, numbering about 1,000, who sat on benches and woods on the expressway, blocked the highway at about 7.30a.m., following a brutal attack, yesterday morning, on a woman that went to the farm.
The victim, who fought off attempt by the herdsmen to rape her, was cut several times with machete by her assailants, who left her for dead. When other women in the community got to know about the incident, they staged a protest and blocked the expressway in their community.