Seized Kaduna Landed Property Owner Alleges Threat To Life By El-Rufai Supporters Over Protests

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Hajia Dayyaba Larai Adamu

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Following alleged repeated threat to her life by unknown supporters of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, over ‘forceful seizure’ of  landed properties located within Kaduna Millennium City, Hajia Dayyaba Larai Adamu has sought police protection.

She disclosed this while briefing the press in Kaduna on Friday, where she explained that her legal representatives have written to the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, requesting protection.
“I have been receiving threats from unknown faces on four different occasions, in most unlikely places.
“I am scared because the places they met me and threatened me that they will kill me or cause me permanent bodily harm if I don’t stop protesting against the taking over of my land,” she said.
She said she wondered why the people are after her, because she has done nothing unlawful by demanding that if   the land is to be taken over by government, due process and adequate compensation should be paid.
Speaking further, she said that the land in question is almost 7,000 plots, belonging to 2,000 owners, wondering why she was singled out for the threats, when it was all the affected people fighting to prevent forceful takeover of their plots of land.
“We are part of those who voted for the governor in 2015 and we believe he has listening ears and as a father to us, would listen to our cries. If we don’t cry out to him for help, whom do we run to? She asked rhetorically.
According to her, the affected plots of land were invaded by the Kaduna State Government in 2016.
In the letter to the Commissioner of Police, titled: ‘THREAT TO LIFE AND REQUEST TO PROVIDE  SECURITY TO HAJIYA DAYYABA LARAI ADAMU’ her lawyers, from M.T. Mohammed & Co  said the threats resulted from actions instituted by their client against the seizure of their lands forcefully by the Kaduna State Government.
In the letter which was acknowledged receipt on December 22, 2017, said she was targeted after granting media interviews.
“Our client has received several threats from unidentified persons severally who threatened to eliminate her and/or inflict grievous injury on her. Our client can no longer move freely because the threats look real,” it stated.
The letter further warned that should any harm befall their client, investigators should know the likely quarters to look at.
“We humbly request that our client be given reasonably security because we all need to be proactive and not to wait until our client is eliminated. We must not add her to the list of unresolved crime/death in Nigeria,” the letter pleaded.

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