There was palpable tension last week at Kundu, an Abuja village in Kwali Area Council after an unidentified herdsman allegedly attacked a housewife, Mrs. Eunice Mathew, for resisting a rape attempt.
Locals told City News that the victim, who sustained major injuries, was rushed to a health centre after the incident.
The victim, while narrating the incident on her hospital bed at the community on Friday, said it happened around 2p.m. when she was returning from the farm. The 28-year-old woman said she was carrying firewood on her head when a man accosted her, demanding to have sex with her but she refused.
According to her, the herdsman pushed away the firewood on her head and in the course of her struggle with him, he removed cutlass and stabbed her on the head.
Her words: “The man asked me to drop the firewood on my head, saying that he wanted to have sex with me but I refused. Before I realised what was happening, he pushed the firewood away and grabbed me. As I was struggling with him, he removed a cutlass and cut me on the head.’’
She said she became unconscious after the attack for about an hour before regaining her consciousness and trekked to the village with blood all over her body.
The victim said her husband took her to a health centre at the community.
The head of the community, Garba Bello, who confirmed the incident to our reporter, expressed concern over what he called incessant attacks on his people by unknown men.
He said when the victim’s husband reported the incident to him, he rushed to Kwali police divisional headquarters to lodge a complaint.
“Policemen from the division came to take the victim’s statement after the report,’’ he added.
The community head recalled how some herdsmen in the area invaded their farms and destroyed crops last year, adding that a farmer was attacked in the process.
The mobile line of the Kwali Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr. Philip Egueme, was switched off when City News called him but a police officer at the division confirmed the incident, saying the police were investigating the matter.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.