‘Kadarko Tiv com­mu­nity land not sold to Fu­lani herders’

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Has­san Ibrahim, Lafia

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.

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