The protesting women
There was palpable tension as the wives of some Nigerian soldiers killed by bandits in Kebbi state, on Thursday, March 10, stormed the residence of 223 Commanding Officer to protest the killing of their husbands.
Most of the protesting women lost their husbands when the suspected bandits stormed Kanya village on Tuesday, March 8, and engaged the soldiers in a fierce battle that led to the death of 18 soldiers. The commanding officer was in the company of the state deputy governor, Samaila Yombe, who was in the area on a working visit.
In a viral video, the protesting women who wore black and held sticks, were filmed shouting ‘whatever will happen, let it happen’, we are also ready to die (in Hausa).
A few of the women were also seen in the video burning tyres in front of the residence of the commanding officer.
Watch a video of the protesting women below...