Abuja indigenes protest, block National Assembly gate
Jerrywright Ukwu|April. 11, 2019
A group, Coalition of FCT Indigenous Groups on Thursday, April 11, staged a protest at the gate of the National Assembly in Abuja.
The group stormed the federal legislative facility protesting the killing of one Hamza Haruna allegedly by security operatives in the nation’s capital.
In a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the groups alleged that the belongings of Abuja indigienes were being robbed.
They also claimed that their lands were being acquired and farm crops being destroyed by those they described as “invaders.”
The letter was signed by the coordinator-general of the groups, Kamal Shuaibu.
Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani has berated some state governors in Nigeria who spend more time in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja than their states.
According to the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, the governors spend days in Abuja all in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While their states are in flames,most of the Governors spent Mondays to Thursdays in Abuja in the name of meeting with Mr President. And on Fridays, praying with Mr President in the Villa mosques,” he tweeted.