By ALEX UANGBAOJE, Kaduna
Maniya and Madobiya communities are clustered villages in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, with an estimated population of over 7,000 people, who are mostly farmers. Their major farm produce are; Yam and Maize.
The communities are over 60 kilometres distance from the LG headquarters, Zonkwa, with no access to potable water and a motorable road to link them with the headquarters. The only access road to the communities has its link from another LGA, Kaura.
According to the National Population Commission (NPC), 2006 census, women and children represents over 60% of the Nigerian population, this means that over 60% residents in these communities are women and children.