Women protest naked, demand justice for deceased family members killed in Southern Kaduna
As a result of the continual killings in parts of Southern Kaduna, thousands of women disturbed by the atrocities going on there took to the streets naked on Thursday, to register their displeasure over alleged attempts to eliminate them from their ancestral lands.
Many of the women who protested wore black cloths with patches of black all over their bodies in a protest that terminated at the palace of Atak Njei, Agwamatyap Palace (the Paramount ruler of Atyap) in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state.
in recent times, there have been a lot killings in Zangon Kataf and Kaura local government areas by people suspected to be Fulani militias resulting in the loss of lives, burning of houses, foodstuffs and rustling of animals.
The women durint the protest made it clear that the continued killings have taken away their breadwinners, parents, sisters, brothers, husbands and children, stressing that majority of them are widows, widowed and orphans.
They also complained about their farmlands which have equally been taken over by their attackers who have denied them access.
Apart from protesting naked, the women also cried and rolled on the ground demanding justice for their loved ones who have been killed and maimed, as well as the burning of their houses and destruction of their food sources.
Recently the attackers again struck despite the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in Zangon Kataf and Kauru local government areas following the unrest of 10th and 11th June 2020 aftermath of the alleged killing of a 32-year-old farmer in his farm.
Finally the protesting women called on constituted authorities, security agencies and the international community to come to their aid to avert further killings and destruction of properties in the area.