By Charles Nwabardi
A trending viral video revealed the wives of slain Kebbi soldiers in black attires, while few others in hijab stormed the residence of 223 Commanding Officer to protest the killing of their husbands by suspected bandits in Kany Village in Kebbi State.
The protesting women were seen holding sticks and others shouting ‘whatever will happen, let it happen’, we are also ready to die (in Hausa).
A few women were also sighted in the video burning tyres in front of the residence of the commanding officer.
Though from the recorded video, none of the women spoke, the anger and the frustration on their faces were unimaginable.
Most of the protesting women were said to have lost their husbands when the suspected bandits stormed Kanya village on Tuesday and engaged the soldiers in a fierce battle that led to the death of 18 soldiers.
The commanding officer, it was gathered, was in the company of the state deputy governor, Samaila Yombe, who was in the area on a working visit.
In the viral video some soldiers were seen dragging out the women who had earlier gained access to the house, while those who wanted to gain access were prevented by the few soldiers around.