The Home of Representatives, on Thursday, known as on the appearing Inspector Common of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, to withdraw the contingent of anti-riot policemen from Gagarawa farmlands and a few villages in Jigawa.
NAN reviews that this adopted a movement beneath issues of pressing public significance by Rep Muhammed Zoro at plenary presided over by Speaker Yakubu Dogara in Abuja.
Zoro, who represents Gumei/Gagarawa/Mai Gatari/Sule/Tankarkar Federal Constituency, stated the decision turned essential with the intention to forestall pointless killings or maiming of harmless lives and destruction of property.
In line with him, this may even put a cease to the harassment and intimidation of my constituents.
“The home is anxious by the renewed harassment, intimidation and detention of helpless peasant farmers by a contingent of gun-wielding, anti-riot (cell) policemen deployed to Gayawar Malam, Garin Chiroma, Kore Sabuwa, Dan Nani and different villages and farmlands on the behest of a Chinese language company- Northern Agri-Enterprise ltd.
“The home is conscious that the act of large land-grabbing beneath the guise of developmental initiatives has been a principal supply of inner displacement all over the place.
“That is prohibited by each the United Nations Guiding Rules Towards Displacement and the African Union Conference for the Safety and Help of Internally Displaced Individuals in Africa (Kampala Conference) each of which Nigeria is signatory to.
“The home is acutely aware of the truth that no Nigerian can be allowed to dispossess Chinese language of their very own land in China.
“Due to this fact, as a patriotic Nigerian citizen and a legislator, it’s a part of my constitutional obligations to defend the curiosity of my nation and its folks even on the expense of threats to my life,” he stated.
In line with him, the Lee Group of Corporations of which Northern Agri-Enterprise Ltd., is a member has thus far grabbed a minimum of 100, 000 hectares of farmlands in its predatory actions in Jigawa alone and most of which has solely been fenced within the final eight years with out utilisation by Nigerians or the Chinese language invaders.
Zoro alleged that the Chinese language firm might need disposed Nigerians of an estimated 500, 000 hectares value of farmlands based on personal investigations into its unacceptable actions in Jigawa, Kano, Bauchi and Niger states.
“The home is aggrieved that the affected peasant farmers haven’t been given appropriate and different farmlands, or had been pressured to obtain paltry compensation as little as N3, 000, or swindled by native collaborators and state authorities,” he stated.
When the Speaker, put the movement on voice vote, the members unanimously supported it.
The Home, subsequently, urged the I-G to render the police report which investigated complaints of bribery and corruption related to the compensation train earlier carried out by state and native authorities.
It additionally invited the Board and Administration of Lee Group to look earlier than the advert hoc committee of the home with the intention to unravel the reality concerning the matter.
The Home known as on the ICPC and the EFCC to research the allegations of large bribery, corruption and cash laundering leveled towards native, state and federal collaborators within the case.