On Tuesday, August 2nd, half-naked women from Ninte and surrounding villages staged a protest at the palace of the Chief of Godogodo, over alleged night attacks by herdsmen on Ninte village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a Local Government, Kaduna State.
The women demanded government intervention to stop the alleged increasing cases of night killings, rape, burning of houses by some assailants in the area.
Mrs. Deborah Reuben, spokesperson of the protesters, reportedly accused the government of insensitivity to their plight since the incident started in May.
“The situation is unhealthy as it is no longer safe. The government we voted into power has left us at the mercy of armed herdsmen, farms cannot be cultivated in the face of high level of impunity,” she lamentfully said.
The Chief of Godogodo, Malam Iliya Ajiya, responding, appealed to the protesting women to remain calm as everything possible was being done to bring the situation under control.
When contacted, the Interim Chairman of Jema’a local council, Dr. Bege Katukah reportedly confirmed in a telephone interview that security men had been mobilised to the affected community.