Angry at the incessant killing of their people. women at Fadan Karshi in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State penultimate Monday staged a naked protest when the state governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero went to the village on a purported condolence visit.
It would be recalled that in the last two years, an Islamic sect (not Boko Haram) has been attacking the sleepy village killing scores of natives of the Christian dominated population.
Fadan Karshi, Karshi Daji and Unguwan Ganye, three weeks back, came under another invasion in which 50 people were killed, scores wounded and homes burnt.
Sources said that until penultimate Monday, Gov. Yero, a Muslim who is the Chief Security Officer of the State, had been disinterested in the security issue in Sanga.
However, his belated visit to commiserate with victims of the town who make a small fraction of the estimated 150, 000 displaced persons, from the wider violence according to official accounts was greeted by boos and jeers.
According to eye witness accounts from Fadan Karshi, where the governor was received at the palace of the District Head, the governor was embarrassed all the way into the place, mainly by protesting women, some half nude.
“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 had not visited the place until a few months to the 2015 elections,” Mr. Bezard Wuyah, National President of Ninzom Progressive Youths, told reporters in Kaduna.
It was gathered that some of the women carried placards with messages such as, ‘Election time is near, come and deceive Sanga people again; The blood of our husbands would haunt the guilty; ‘Give us food, not scare us with soldiers’; ‘Will you treat your mother like this?’
Some more wailed and rolled on the rain soaked ground in front of the convoy, blocking it from moving, according to eye witnesses.