Airport project: Group seeks justice for displaced farmers in Ebonyi

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Ebonyi State

By Deji Abdulwahab

Abuja – The Human Rights Defenders of Nigeria (HURIDE), it plans to explore all available means to justice for displaced farmers whose ancestral farmlands were demolished by Government.
Mr Samson Oko-Nweke,the state HURIDE Chairman, said this a statement in Abuja on Saturday.
“We condemn the hurriedness of the state government to dislodge the poor Ezza and render them homeless for the Airport project without exhausting all due processes.
“We also query why government tends to be disregarding and ignoring the court of law before where the matter between the embattled and the state government is pending.
“How government just rise utter disrespect to court proceedings, invade ’s ancestral homes with heavily armed security men and start demolishing their houses, farmlands, economic trees and churches without due consultation, compensation or alternative settlements.
“This is a ruthless strategy, an inhumane treatment, a vindictive approach and a total show of disrespect for the rights of the common people,” he said.
According to Oko-Nweke, the group was ready to explore all available avenues within the known boundaries of the law to ensure the situations were timely remedied and damages adequately compensated.