Daily Trust



Residents of Malali Low Cost in Kaduna metropolis are counting their losses after their homes and other valuables were destroyed by bulldozers of the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Developmen­t Agency (KASUPDA) in the late hours of Saturday.

Working on a prior eviction notice in March, KASUPDA showed no mercy as its bulldozers pulled down houses at 10pm while security agents stood by to provide cover for the government officials to carry out the directives.

Residents said they were put in a state of disarray especially since a state high court had issued an injunction stopping the state government from demolishin­g the properties

Kuwait Foundation, from the state of Kuwait, has donated a well built and furnished Islamic centre to Kafur and surroundin­g communitie­s of Kafur Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The project is a waqf (charity) carried out by the foundation, built on a piece of land donated by Governor Aminu Bello Masari and comprises an Islamiyya school, a Jumu’at mosque and shops, meant to generate income for the running of the centre.

Speaking at the handover ceremony in Kafur, Governor Masari said the centre would serve as a place of teaching and moral enrichment for the children of the benefiting communitie­s.

He described illiteracy as a serious problem that has aggravated insecurity in the country, stressing that those who partake in killings and other forms of criminalit­y do so due to poor knowledge of religious teachings.

“So long as you are a Muslim who believes in Allah and His prophet, this is your centre. The centre will help in teaching morals to our children and that will help in taming this problem of insecurity,” he said.

The governor, who handed over the keys of the centre to the leader of Izala in Katsina, Sheikh Yakubu Musa, tasked them to form a committee that will run the facility and ensure its sustainabi­lity.

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