Some women whose children have gone missing in Kano State, on Wednesday, took to the street to protest what they described as nonchalant attitudes on the part of authorities to ensure their return.
The women, who carried placards, banners and pictures of the missing children, visited the state Public Complaint Commission and the Ministry of Women Affairs to press home their demands, Daily Trust reports.
Zainab Abdullahi Giginyu, their spokesperson, said:
“We are disturbed over the incidence. Over the years we have been complaining, but the government have remain adamant over their plight”, she said.
According to her, from 2016 to date, the women have identified 118 children that have gone missing, and are believed to have been stolen and sold elsewhere in the country.
She said that most of the children are from Hotoro, Kawo, Yankaba and Gama areas of the state, noting that, ” We are greatly disturbed and want the government to do the needful and return our children.”
“We are aware of the committee the government set up, but we have not heard or seen what they have done on the issue,” she added
In their separate remarks, the state commissioner for Women Affairs, Zaharau Mohamed, and the chairman of the state public complaint agency, Muhuyi Riman Gado, assured the women that the state government will do everything within its powers to ensure the safe return of their children.
The issue of missing children in the state has been lingering, as suspects linked to some of the abductions have reportedly been prosecuted.