Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Northern Elders Forum says women in some villages in northern Nigeria climb trees to be safe from attacks by bandits.
Mr Baba-Ahmed stated this on Wednesday when he featured on an ARISE News program, The Morning Show. He was reacting to issues around northern Nigeria being huge beneficiaries of the present structure of the country.
“I laugh sometimes when I hear the north is enjoying or benefitting, how are we really enjoying, we have villages where in the night women have to go and climb trees just to stay safe,” Mr Baba-Ahmed told ARISE news.
“I am talking to you about villages where in the night nobody stays in their houses, they leave, in Katsina, in Zamfara and many parts of the north, women and children have to stay on trees just to be safe.”
By Abel Ejikeme