//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna//
Women of Ninte village in Godogodo Chiefdom, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, North-west Nigeria Tuesday dressed semi-nude to stage a protest at the palace of the Chief of Godogodo over the alleged incessant night killings by Fulani herdsmen.
The women, who were supported by others from surrounding villages who suffer same fate, have stormed the palace of traditional ruler in the wee hour of Tuesday, demand government’s prompt intervention over night killings, rape, burning of houses by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen which had been on the increase in recent times.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna Police Command, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident. He added that maximum security personnel have been deployed to the affected area to put the situation under control while necessary measure will put in place to unravel the allegation.
However, a protester, who does not want to be named in print accused the State government of insensitivity to their plight since the incident started and reported in May 2016.
“Government we voted into power has left us at the mercy of armed herdsmen, farms cannot be cultivated in the face of a high level of impunity. Government is saying we need to go back to farm to help the country move forward. But how can one go to farm when you don’t know whether someone is already laying ambush? she asked.
Chief of Godogodo, Mallam Ajiya however made a personate appeal to the protesting women to remain calm, saying everything possible was being done to bring the situation under control.
The Sole Administrator of the council, Dr Bege Katukah via a telephone call put across his mobile line, confirmed the development, adding that security men had been mobilized to the affected community to restore peace and order.