Arewa youth worry over encroached land
From Mustapha Saye. Kaduna
The Arewa Youth Movement for Good Governance has expressed worry over the conversion of the National Eye Centre Land by land encroaches to kidnappers’ den and criminal hideouts.
In press statement signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmadu and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, the Movement revealed that ”most buildings along the access road to National Eye Centre are not completed and not occupied; the purported owners were those who National Eye Centre dragged to court. Now if you happen to pass through the Eye Centre Road from 8pm to 1am, you will notice a strange number of boys and men that would scare you, smoking and taking dangerous substances suspected to be hard drugs.”
“No normal human being hangs out in uncompleted building at such odd hours; don’t they have families or houses of their own?” He questioned.
”We are calling on the Chief Security Officer of the State, MallamNasir el- Rufai to as a matter of urgency rise to the defense of neighbouring communities and the National Eye Centre itself as the eye hospital is the only hope for the commoners in Kaduna and indeed, Northern Nigeria,” he urged.
Ahmadu stressed that “the issue of land encroachment in the National Eye Centre has become bad such that even coorporate companies like 9mobile have invaded and installed communication masts with the issue already in a competent court of law.”
“We hereby call on President MuhammaduBuhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to fast-track measures at dismantling illegal structures and arresting suspected criminals and kidnappers,” it added.
The group also thanked Governor el-Rufai for the ongoing massive road construction around the metropolitan area of the state, stressing that the good people of the State will never regret giving him the mandate to pilot their affairs.