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Saturday 29 July 2023

Kaduna Community seeks Gov’s Intervention over Activities of Land Grabbers


By Nurat Uthman

Members of Ungwan Bulus Kakura community of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have sought the intervention of Governor Uba Sani over the illegal land grabbing and sale of their ancestral communal land by unknown persons. 

Chief Bulus Tukasa, the Sarkin Yaki Takura and Mr Gideon Bulus, the Mai Ungwa of Nissi Village in Chikun LGA, while speaking with Journalists,said it has become imperative to put an end to the reckless abuse of human rights in the community that has resulted to the threat of public peace on different occasions.

The community stakeholders, who claimed ownership of the land, said the situation has become worrisome as some members of the community have constituted themselves into a group terrorizing the community, adding that some people who came said that they are from Kaduna State Geographical Information Service, KADGIS without any approval or documents showing they are authentic and are selling off their land.

They said the situation in the community was very pitiable for unknown persons to come into their ancestral home and the place of their economic benefits to unlawfully take from them their family inheritance and called on the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Uba Sani to intervene immediately before the community resolve to self-help.

According to Chief Bulus, “We are calling on the Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Uba Sani to come to our aid and ensure that this activity from unlawful people is brought to an end.”

“We shall also use every legal means to resist the sale of our land. We have been kidnapped and taken into the forest, where our leaders were tied up and beaten until their families pay ransom for their release.”

“If you want to buy land from a community that is not yours, the right thing to do is to go and make enquires from the elders of the land, not just accepting whatever land speculators tell you, because we cannot leave our homes nor forfeit our land to unknown persons just like that,” he said.

Reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer, PRO  of KADGIS, Helen Kafoi said there has been several reports of land grabbers not only in the community but the state at large.

She said there were also cases of different group of persons impersonating KADGIS, carrying out all manner of illegal activities, adding that any group or person without real approval documents from KADGIS is not from them and should be regarded as a fraudster.

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