Insecurity: Northern women cry for help

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Women under the umbrella of Women Peace Forum (NWPF), have cried out to the Nigerian government to find a lasting solution to the wave of and insecurity ravaging the 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 in the and are begging the government to restore peace in the zone.

The group lamented how once- has in the last 10 years become the enclave of two of the world’ deadliest terrorist organizations; including Haram.

Her words: “We have lost lives over violent conflicts to 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 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 and by extension the rest of the country.

The group noted the impact on food in the country; especially with new threats from bandits forcefully demanding harvest levies from farmers in parts of .

The women condemned the accompanied the recent protest in major cities across the country; calling on the youths to find better ways of channeling grievances.

The association of women however said it will continue to mobilize women to promote peace for National

According to the National Coordinator, Hajia Binta Kuraye; such an initiative including welfare for women and children will go a long way to curb in the country.

The Women Peace Forum consists of women from all the 19 States in and a membership cuts across Nigeria’ multi-ethnic diversity.

The Nation