No fewer than 8,000 women took to the streets in Zamfara State, North West Nigeria to protest over lack of enough men to marry.

They pleaded with the state’s Shari’a Board, known as Hisbah Commission to assist them to get men to marry them. The women said they were not living a normal life and needed husbands to become whole.

The women were made up of 5,380 divorcees, 2,200 widows, 1,200 orphans and 80 others, and they were all looking for men to marry.

They also needed assistance to purchase household items such as beds, mattresses and other basic necessities needed to move to their husbands’ houses,