Zamfara women take to streets, protest killings of husbands by bandits…
Thousands of widows on Friday gathered in Sheikh Ahmed Kanoma’s Mosque in Gusau, Zamfara State capital, lamenting seriously that their husbands have been massacred by armed bandits operating in the state.
The widows complained that they could no longer go to their farms as a result of bandits activities, pointing out that their husbands that were the bread winners have been killed.
“We ran to Gusau to save our lives and the lives of our children. As we are talking to you now, the whole communities have been deserted for the fear of another bandits attack.
” Many people ran to different locations because we are all afraid of the bandits considering the way and manner they unleashed terror attacks on our communities and no security operative was there to rescue us from their attacks.”
According to them, they could come from Maimadi and Nada Yusrufar communities in the state, saying that more than 50 of their husbands were killed by armed bandits in various communities.
The widows lamented that their cattle which they have been feeding on have also been taken away by the bandits.
“We ran to Gusau due to pressure from the bandits. Even though they did not touch any woman, we ran away due to the tension.”