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Anambra community women protest death of butchered septuagenarian

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Over 3,000 women from Umunze Community, Orumba South Local Government Area, on Tuesday staged a protest, over the death of a septuagenarian, Mrs Charity, whose body parts were harvested for rituals.

Mrs Charity as she is simply known was last week attacked at her residence in Umunze, where her nipples, private parts, lips and fingers were cut off by her attackers, presumably for money ritual.

She was rushed to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, where she was receiving treatment, but later died as a result of injuries sustained.

Women of Umunze community who trooped out to the local government headquarters on a protest identified the assailant as an indigene of Abakiliki in Ebonyi State while calling for the expulsion of all indigenes of Abakiliki, residing in Umunze.

The women’s leader in the community, Mrs Bridget Enekwechi told journalists, “We have reviewed the activities of Abakiliki people living in Umunze and we have come to the conclusion that they must leave our community.

“They are many in our community. They impregnate our girls out of marriage, they rape our women and are involved in most of the killing you hear on Umunze. See how they butchered Madam Charity, they will leave our community for peace to reign.”

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