Muslim women protest abduction of school girls
The women wing of Nasrul-lahi Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) in Kwara State yesterday staged a peaceful protest over the abduction of over 200 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State and other acts of violence by insurgents in parts of the country.
The women led by their leader, Hajiya Ummuhani Abdulrahman, said the activities of insurgents, particularly the bomb blast at Nyanya, Abuja and the abduction of the female students called for concern by all stakeholders in the country, irrespective of religious and political differences.
Abdulrahman, who presented a letter of protest to the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed for transmission to President Goodluck Jonathan said: “Our hearts are bleeding; we are mothers and we know what it takes to lose a pregnancy not to talk of a child. We want these children to be found because they are our future. They are what we depend on as mothers.”
She noted that the activities of insurgents have gone beyond religion, adding that people of all religions must come together to end the crisis.
In his response, the governor commended the women for been part of the vanguard to tackle activities of insurgents in the country.
“The success of the current pursuit of peace by security agencies will require every hand to be on deck. Information is very important; we must see ourselves as our brothers keepers,” he said.
The governor promised to deliver their message to President Goodluck Jonathan.
NASFAT Women Leader, Hajiya Ummuhani Abdulrahman (right), presenting a letter of protest over the abduction of school girls in Borno to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, during their protest to Government Housein Ilorin yesterday.