Indigenes of Abuja on Tuesday blocked the National Assembly complex’s main gate in protest against the alleged takeover of their land in Tungan Maje, Ido Sarki, Kpakuru and Giri areas of the Federal Capital Territory by the Nigerian Army.
The protesters, under the auspices of the Coalition of FCT Indigenous Associations, who prevented lawmakers, visitors and workers from entering the complex, also protested against the alleged killing of an Abuja indigene, Hamza Haruna, by soldiers while they were protesting against “the illegal possession of their family land”.
They also claimed five persons were injured by the soldiers.
The protesters had on Thursday blocked the National Assembly complex’s main gate, forcing lawmakers, workers and visitors to enter the premises through the gate leading to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Read more