Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Concern over wives raped by suspected Fulani herdsmen being divorced by their husbands

Residents of Eke, in Udi LGA of Enugu State, South-eastern Nigeria, have expressed concern over the increasing number of divorce cases in their communities following attacks and rape of married women by suspected herdsmen.

The town union’s President-General, Anthony Enu, spoke about the issue when he testified in the commission of inquiry into the killing of people in Nimbo community. He said the situation had become scandalous.

“The herdsmen are consistently raping our women and daughters infecting them with serious diseases thereby, causing indirect divorce in our communities. If my wife is messed up by the herdsmen, why should I take her in again? This will mean that what is holding her will hold me,” he said