Hundreds of women from Ewu-Urhobo community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, blockaded the Ewu/Ughelli road in disapproval over alleged attacks on them by herdsmen in their community yesterday.
Travelers heading to other communities in the hinterlands using the road were stranded for over six hours as the women blocked the road with woods.
The women declined appeals by government officials and military personnel from the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor of the Nigerian Army to vacate the road said they would not leave the road until the state government intervened in the matter.
They further added that herdsmen had chased them away from their farms and taken over their lands.
The Women Leader of the community, Mrs. Queen Dieseruvwe, said that Herdsmen are in the habit of harrassing our women on the road to their farms and raping them while those who try resisting their sexual advances are hurt with dangerous weapons.