6 May 2021
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The wife of the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led the women of the state in a protest against the murder of the 26-years old Iniubong Umoren.
Umoren, a graduate of philosophy from the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was abducted, sexually assaulted and later killed by persons led by one Uduak Akpan under the pretext of finding her a job.
The women all dressed in black attire converged around 8am and walked slowly down to the Government House.
While addressing the protesters, Emmanuel said, “Let me reiterate the position of the Akwa Ibom State Government and assure you that there will be justice not only for Iniobong Umoren but for all victims of gender-base violence in Akwa Ibom State.”
Earlier, the Commissioner Women Affairs, Dr Ini Adiakpan, lamented the abuses meted out to females and charge women to unite and fight a common cause.
The Chairperson of FIDA , Emem Ette, said the group would continue to defend women.