Half-nakedly dressed Umueri women in Anambra East Council Area on Monday, March 8th, 2021 took to the streets to protest the state government’s forceful takeover of their farmlands under the pretext of building an airport. In their half naked state, they marched round the airport premises, set up bonfires on the airport road while they chanted. They vowed to resist attempts to take away their children’s inheritance.
Among complaints written on their placards, they said, three communities of Enuagu, Umuinu and Umuopu gave 729,606 hectares of land to the government under former governor Chris Ngigie, but Obiano’s government forcefully took another 1,901 hectares.
“Obiano, go back to the 729.606 hectares of land originally gazetted for the airport project,” they wrote on one placard.