Angered by the recent killings of over 50 persons in their villages, hundreds of half-nude women yesterday protested before the convoy of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero in Sanga local government of Kaduna State, accusing the state government of neglecting to protect their lives and properties.
The half-nude women, dressed in black attire, booed and threw objects at the long convoy of the governor in Fadan Karshi, Sanga local government area.
The women were angry that after not less than seven attacks on their villages, in which not less than 300 villagers were killed since last July, the governor did not visit the place until a few weeks to the primary elections.
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), yesterday alleged that the killings that had occurred in Sanga LGC were carried out by terrorists and that 300 lives had been lost in the invasions.
This was contained in a letter written to the visiting Governor Yero and handed to him at Fadan Karshi yesterday, as protesting women wailed and pelted his convoy with mud and sand at the palace of the district head of Fadan Karshi while it was raining.
The letter signed by Kaduna CAN chairman, Rev Fadan Matthew Anana, urged the governor to urgently end the killings and incessant attacks on innocent people in the area.
Mr Bezard Wuyah, national president of Ninzom Progressive Youths in the local government told reporters in Kaduna about the visit of the governor to Karshin Daji and Fadan Karshi.
“The governor came with hundreds of soldiers, policemen, Roads Safety Corps, SSS, even with a detachment of Prison Guards. It was more of an invasion, not a condolence visit. Our mothers and sisters who were expecting a sober, caring governor were furious when they saw that it was as a form of intimidation against them so they don’t bare their minds on the negligence they had suffered since gunmen sacked their villages and rendered them homeless? That was why they were protesting and asking that the governor kills them so that they die and rest. They refused to be cowed,” he said.