By Bello Adisa
Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria, Tuesday resumed demolition exercise of houses in Kaduna, focusing on the New Millennium city layout.
Eyewitnesses told AFRICA PRIME NEWS that a team of workers from Kaduna State Urban Property Development Authority (KASUPDA) stormed Hayin Dan Bushiya area of the New Millennium city accompanied by Seven hilux vans of ‘Operation Yaki’, the joint military-police security outfit in Kaduna State, heavily armed.
Our reporter who visited the area saw a bulldozer working at pulling down between three to five houses.
The media was prevented from going close to the point by the heavily armed security men, and people of the area stood and watched helplessly.
El-Rufai commenced demolition exercise of select areas last year, with private houses erected at the premises of famous Alhudahuda College Zaria.
He took a break after a court order restrained him from demolishing shops along Constitution Road in Kaduna city.
He later continued with the demolition of shops around a popular area in Kaduna city called ‘printers village’.
El-Rufai however said the printers village was demolished without his consent, leading to the suspension of Kaduna North Local Government Chairman, Ahmed Kurfi, who ordered the exercise.