Scores of half clothed protesting women yesterday jeered and pelted an unusually long convoy of Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, with mud and sand when he visited Fadan Karshi, in Sanga Local Government Council, LGC, in Southern Kaduna.
It was learnt that the women were angry that after not less than seven attacks on their villages, in which no fewer than 300 villagers were massacred since last July, the governor had not deemed it necessary to pay a condolence visit not until some few weeks to the primary elections.
Mr. Bezard Wuyah, National President of Ninzom Progressive Youths, told reporters in Kaduna about the visit of the governor to Karshin Daji and Fadan Karshi.
“The governor came with hundreds of soldiers, policemen, Roads Safety Corps, SSS, even with a detachment of Prison Guards.
“It was more of an invasion, not a condolence visit. Our mothers and sisters who were expecting a sober, caring governor were furious when they saw that it was as a form of intimidation against them so they don’t bare their minds on the negligence they had suffered since gunmen sacked their villages and rendered them homeless?
“That was why they were protesting and asking that the governor kills them so that they die and rest. They refused to be cowed”, he said.
“But Sanga natives are law abiding and we are appealing to everyone to remain calm since the governor has come and seen the situation”, said Wuyah.
It was gathered that Yero, who did not anticipate the embarrassing reaction to his visit, pleaded with the people to be patient and be peace abiding in a brief remark before returning to Government House, Kaduna.