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Land Acquisition: Bauchi community decries non-payment of compensation by govt

Bauchi—Residents  of Firo village in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, whose lands were taken over by the government for the expansion of public facilities, have decried the lack of compensation.

The state government acquired the land for the expansion of the Training School and shooting Range for the Department of State Security Service.

The complainants have, therefore, called on the incoming administration to  direct the state Ministry of Land and Survey to compensate them for the land.

Shamaki Abubakar, Buhari Bello and Rabiu Umar, complainants against the action, said during a press conference  in Bauchi that some officials of the ministry were trying to deny them of their benefits.

They said that the land, measuring over 10 hectares, was legally acquired by the government on September 27, 2012 for the projects.

The spokesman of the victims, Buhari Bello, said that the land was valued, along with that of one Hajiya Fatima Abdullahi that had over 8 hectares within the same premises, at over N31.987 million.

Buhari explained that after much efforts, through their lawyer, they established that N3 million was earmarked as compensation for the land while over N29 million was allocated to Abdullahi who had eight hectares.



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