There are approximately ten cars speeding down the road, with three leading the way in front of the palace. The fourth car carries a dignitary, followed by another containing a minister, both of whom are welcomed guests. They are quite a distance away from the Cardi border, where His Excellency embarked on a tour to address the ongoing conflict between herdsmen and farmers. As they drove along, he found himself engrossed in the scenery and enjoying the journey.

Suddenly, the driver slammed on the brakes, and he snapped back to reality. His eyes widened as he witnessed the unbelievable sight before him. A multitude of animals, numbering around a thousand, including cows, camels, sheep, and more, were filling the road. Mati, his companion, exclaimed that they had completely blocked their path, leaving them with no way to proceed.

Frustrated, he muttered, “Hey, Amman, I don’t want to be stuck here and miss my prayer time at home. His Highness will be waiting for us.” As he contemplated this, the animals on the road began to encircle the car menacingly. He resorted to honking the horn and even tried to shoo them away.

Misfa, his companion, began to panic, urging Mati to do something. Mati, in a loud voice, instructed the men to push the car forward. However, as the animals closed in on the car, they were met with resistance. In a fit of anger, he berated Mati, accusing him of lying.

Mati defended himself, explaining that a woman lay on the road, seemingly deaf or blind, unaware of the impending danger. She stood there motionless. Mati argued that she resembled a tree more than a person.

As they exchanged words, the woman approached the car, whispering to the glass with her hand. Suddenly, the glass shattered in their faces. In their office, they had been discussing Nazir, and they had overheard something about Abanxa.

One day, the same girl shattered the glass on the right side of their car. She stood there quietly, apologizing for her actions. Her vulgar language, reminiscent of the Fulani, scolded them for their mistreatment of animals. She accused them of causing harm to people and animals alike, calling them disbelievers and cowards.

In response, Hasan, in a fit of anger, lashed out at her, accusing her of being a troublemaker with no purpose other than to stir up chaos. He called her ignorant and branded her as an enemy.

Nazir intervened, opening his notebook, and quickly diffused the situation by admonishing Hasan for arguing with a woman. He suggested that Hasan should leave his argument and go clean the carpet before the call to prayer. Hasan retorted, saying that Nazir was just a girl, and he had every right to express his opinions.

A young man approached, taking hold of the girl’s hand and urging her to go home. He implored her to listen to “Bappa,” and the boy expressed their apologies to Hasan. Nazir thanked God for intervening, and the boy said, “Amen.” The girl, however, remained unforgiving and departed with the boy.

The woman restarted her car, and they continued on their way. Hasan, still in a state of unease, expressed his concerns to Nazir. Abarshi, who had been blinded by Nazir’s actions, chimed in, criticizing Hasan’s approach.

In response, Nazir assured them that the Borors, except for those with their animals, had left Gombe State three months ago. She found their stubbornness amusing, suggesting that they were going through a tough time on their journey. She laughed and applauded, expressing her doubts that they would ever be expelled from the neighboring schools.

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