‘Kadarko Tiv community land not sold to Fulani herders’
The Tiv community of Kadarko in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has denied allegation by a section of their own that a traditional ruler in the area has grabbed their lands and sold same to Fulani herders in the attempt to cause the return of violent confrontations.
In a letter to the commissioner of police in Nasarawa State, the leadership of Ipusu distanced themselves from the claims of people from Nyiev community, saying the complainants were the ones planning to grab lands. They said without ownership of lands located East of Kadarko, the complainants had no legal rights to complain that their lands had been allocated to Fulani buyers, and so absolved the traditional ruler of any wrongdoing.
The letter was signed by the community’s president, Michael Tyoakula Akpehe, and its patron, Alfred Gbamwua Vuw, as well as its Assistant Secretary, Aper Ihongu, and copied to the state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the Cirector of the State Security Service (SSS), the police in Kadarko, the local government authorities, and the traditional rulers in the area.
The Ipusu community frowned at a report credited to Upahar Tyonum, and Edward Abu, who recently claimed that the traditional ruler of Kadarko, Ambassador Fabian Orogu had grabbed the said parcel of land in the area and sold to the Fulani.