Women under the umbrella of Northern Women Peace Forum (NWPF), have cried out to the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the wave of violence and insecurity ravaging the Northern of the country.
Addressing reporters in Abuja, the National Secretary of NWPF, Yahaya Goya said as mothers, wives, and daughters; the women are tired of the situation in the North and are begging the government to restore peace in the zone.
Her words: “We have lost lives over violent conflicts to Boko Haram, women have become widows and hundreds of children have turned orphans.
“We have lost friends and family members. We have lost people we don’t know but we still feel their pains.”
The women group expressed serious concern over the devastating impact of criminal activities such as kidnapping, banditry all of which have impacted negatively on the economic activities in the North and by extension the rest of the country.
The association of women however said it will continue to mobilize women to promote peace for National development
According to the National Coordinator, Hajia Binta Kuraye; such an initiative including welfare for women and children will go a long way to curb violence in the country.