Landlords and residents of Egwuatu Property, Abata Nsugbe, Anambra State have staged a peaceable protest over the invasion of their space by land speculators.

The protesters, who spoke to DAILY POST in the course of the protest, accused land speculators of destroying their properties and inflicting accidents on some residents.

Chairman of Egwuatu Landlords Affiliation, Mr Emeka Ojukwu, who addressed journalists, stated “We acquired reliable properties from the Egwuatu household over 15 years in the past and have all lived peacefully within the space with none dispute from any quarter till the newest invasion from unusual folks.”

The residents bore placards with varied inscriptions like: “Governor Obiano, IGP, save us from our oppressors”, Proper to possession of properties is our elementary proper”, “Our lives and that of our members of the family are in nice risks, save our souls”, “We don’t need violence and bloodshed.”

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Different inscriptions on their placards learn: “Nigeria Police, rise as much as your obligation please”, “Value of dwelling may be very arduous in Nigeria immediately, cease destroying our properties and constructing supplies” amongst others.

Ojukwu, whereas giving additional perception into their predicament stated the attackers additionally invaded his compound and ransacked his properties whereas a lot of the residents of the property can’t enter their houses presently for concern of their lives.

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“We’ve got restrained ourselves from resorting to self-help or bringing thugs to battle for our rights too, moderately a petition has been brought about to the police authorities in Abuja, Zone 13 Ukpo and the Command Headquarters, Anambra State.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed {that a} petition from the group has reached the CP, and that preliminary investigation has begun.

“It’s a case of encroachment and boundary dispute. Police have waded into the matter to forestall the disaster whereas some folks have been invited for questioning. We suggested events concerned to keep up peace and discover authorized choices when mandatory,” Ikenga stated.

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