BY SUNNY A. DAVID
No fewer than 200 women in Mbana Okuzu community, Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday protested alleged land grabbing in the area.
The women, predominantly in their fifties, said imminent food scarcity was looming in the food producing community as there were no longer farmlands to cultivate.
Addressing newsmen after the protest, leader of the group, Lolo Ngozi Ibeto vowed that no longer would any portion of the community’s land be touched by suspected grabbers, including a certain leader in the area who they accused of masterminding the land deal.
She said her ceaseless lamentation alongside other women only ended up attracting the beating up of their husbands for daring the land grabbers.
She said, “There are almost no more parcels of land left unsold at Mbana Okuzu since five years the ugly trend started.
“There is imminent famine in our land because we no longer have farmlands to cultivate as people known for massive food production. 
“A measure of garry which used to be N600.00 in our community is now sold at N1,500 because we can no longer cultivate in full capacity,” she stated.
On her part, leader of Okuzu Mbana women, Mrs. Ngozi Muorioku said it was only the timely intervention of Governor Willie Obiano that would save the community from further crises.

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