Subjects attack Al-Makura with sticks, stones

Subjects attack Al-Makura with sticks, stones

The Emir of Kwandere, Alhaji Ahmadu Al-Makura, was on Friday attacked by his subjects over land tussle in Nassarawa.

The Emir confirmed to journalists on Saturday that the people attacked him after the Friday prayer in Kwandere area of Lafia, Nasarawa State capital.

Al-Makura said that he was shocked at the behaviour of the people because they were carrying sticks, stones and other weapons.

He narrated that the whole thing started with protest by the people before the Friday prayers.

His words, “They said they would not give their lands for the building of 100 housing units by the Federal Mortgage Bank in the area.

“They also said their lands were taken over for the building of Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Center, International Markets, among others.

“So, they said that I should talk to the governor that they would no longer give their lands for further projects.”

Al-Makura explained that he had earlier met with leaders of the group that led the protest and agreed that they would put all their grievances in writing.

“I offered to lead the delegation to the governor, but to my surprise they still attacked my convoy, destroyed my vehicles and attacked even police officers,” he said.

The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Kennedy Idirisu, said the command was yet to receive report on the incident.

Idirisu, however, said that they would investigate the matter.

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