Yobe Women Stage Protest, Demand Justice For Slain Housewife

Dozens of women have staged a peaceful protest demanding justice for Ammi Adamu Mamman, a housewife allegedly killed by her husband while she was asleep.

The women drawn from all walks of life flagged off the protest from the August 27th Stadium Damaturu, to the State Ministry for Justice and terminated the protest at the premises of Yobe State House of Assembly.

During the protest, the women were seen carrying placards containing different messages such as: “#JUSTICE FOR AMMI”, “PERPETRATORS MUST BE EXPOSED AND JUSTICE BE SERVED” as well as “NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS” among other messages.

Led by the State Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajia Mairo Ahmed Amshi, the protesting women were received by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Ya’u Usman Dachia.

Amshi told the Deputy Speaker and other members of the House that the essence of staging the protest was to show their grievances over the unjust killing of Ammi and appeal to the lawmakers to ensure justice is done on the matter.

We are here to show our grievances. You must have heard what happened and I am sure as fathers and husbands, it is so disheartening for somebody to take the life of a human being.

“We are here seeking justice. We know that this House is serious in considering issues that affect the lives of the people of Yobe State. From the passing of the bill on Gender-Based Violence, (GBV) that was passed by His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni, we know the type of House of Assembly we have”, she said.