Some residents of Ejigbo in Lagos State, on Thursday, staged a peaceful protest, rejecting the move by the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) to build a cemetery in their domains.
The residents, bearing different placards, marched to the secretariat of the local council, asking the authorities to rescind the decision to convert portions of land used as playground to burial playground.
The protesters were mainly residents of Morning Star Street and its environment, in Ejigbo.
According to them, the portions of land have been used as a football pitch in the community.
They said if the government would make use of the land, it should be for building schools or hospitals and not a burial ground.
According to them, the healthcare centre and school which they attend are too far off from them. (DailyTrust)