By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The lingering land dispute between natives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Nigerian army which appeared to have died down has again resurfaced with the Senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda representing the FCT wading in to douse tension among the affected communities.
Aduda, who was represented by the Hon Commissioner for Public Complaints Commission (PCC) Hon Ezekiel Musa Dalhattu, met with the Agora of Zuba chiefdom, His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Mohammed Bello Umar, and another village/district heads of the chiefdom.
Speaking at a meeting that lasted for four hours at the Agora’s palace on Thursday, the PCC commissioner informed the monarch and other village chiefs that he was at the palace at the instance of the senate minority leader, Senator Philip Aduda to wade into the matter to see how it will be resolved amicably.
He said it was upon receipt of the complaints from the affected communities, which he said prompted senator Aduda to direct to come over to ensure tension is doused among the affected natives of Tungan Maje and Iddo – Sarki axis.
The commissioner, however, promised to report the progress made to Senator Aduda and the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, to address the issue once and for all.
He urged the affected community leaders to continue to maintain peace and order in their domains.
Also speaking, the Agora of Zuba, Alhaji Mohammed Bello Umar, thanked Senator Aduda and the PCC commissioner for their relentless efforts and commitment to wading into the lingering land dispute.
The monarch, however, lamented how farm crops and other valuables are allegedly being destroyed daily by activities of the Nigerian military on their farmland.
He, therefore, called on the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, Senator Philip Aduda, and other stakeholders in the FCT to come to the aid of his subjects.
He said the only means of livelihood for his subjects are being threatened by activities of the Nigerian army across the affected communities.