The Gbagyi indigenes of Nyanya – Gbagyi in Karu native authorities space of Nasarawa State on Wednesday staged a peaceable protest over the demolition of their homes and seizure of their ancestral land situated at Nayanya-Gwandara by the state authorities.
The protesters brandished placards and requested the federal government to cease the demolition of their homes.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Danjuma Dauda Shazhimi mentioned officers of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board invaded the neighborhood with a bulldozer and armed policemen, knocking down over 30 homes, which he mentioned belonged to natives of the world.
He alleged that over 200 hectares of land, which he mentioned belonged to the Iyakoji household of Nyanya Gbagyi, had been taken over by the state authorities regardless of a excessive courtroom order restraining them from trespassing on the land.
“There was a court judgment (we have a copy) that restrained the state government from invading and trespassing on our ancestral land,” he mentioned.
Shazhimi mentioned regardless of giving out 100 hectares of land to the state authorities, the officers went forward to demolish their homes.
A widow and mom of 4 who’s a sufferer, Mrs. Faith Solomon, wept profusely. She mentioned she constructed her home after her husband died some years in the past however was shocked to obtain a telephone name that her home had been pulled down.