The Ebonyi state government has confirmed the disruption of the 2022 August Women Meeting in the state by Ebubeagu Security Outfit.
Disclosing the reason why it was disrupted, Mr Panchris Ikechukwu-Eze, Special Assistant to Gov. David Umahi on Internal Security said the disruption was based on credible information that members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) planned the meeting.
The participants at the 2022 August Women Meeting in the state had protested the disruption.
They called on the Inspector-General of the Police (IGP) and rights groups to come to their aid and protect their rights.
Mrs Charity Chukwuemeka, President, Umuada Ebonyi Women called for intervention by the IGP, stating that the Nigerian 1999 Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender.
“It is not new or alien to the Igbo that women meet every August to discuss and chart the best possible developmental ideas and projects to improve the well-being and welfare of our people,’’ she said.