- The women in Kafinkoro in Niger state were provoked by the killing of about 200 pigs belonging to them
- While the women were protesting, the youth reportedly mobilised and attacked them leading to the death of five people
Five residents in Kafinkoro village, Paikoro local government area of Niger state have reportedly died following a clash that occurred between the villagers and youth.
The clash was caused by the killing of about 200 pigs by the youths who claimed the animals exhumed and ate the body of a five-year-old boy.
Vanguard reports that the village women, who are predominantly pig farmers, mobilised and embarked on protest and this led to the bloody clash as they were attacked by the youths.
The report quoted a source as denying that the pigs exhumed the dead body. He claimed that the youth only decided to carry out the act of wickedness against the women.
“After killing our wives’ pigs, they decided to attack our women and as human beings, we have the right to defend ourselves.
“Nobody can intimidate us in our village; we are very accommodating, but anybody who does not like our ways of life has the choice to leave.
“Our women have been in this pig business for over 50 years and they have used the proceeds to train their children in school. The community has never experienced this type of thing before, especially where pig exhumed dead bodies from the grave.
“It has never happened and so I see it as a frame up, because some people say eating pig is against their religion,” the source reportedly said adding that the state police command held a meeting with elders of the community on how to restore.
Apart from this, security operatives were said to have been deployed to the village to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
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