Residents of Brighter Road in Minna Niger State were thrown into confusion on Tuesday morning as irate youths who joined traders shopping in the area’s mini-market destroyed the private residence of the Niger State Deputy Governor in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The incident, according to a source, happened around 11.00am when the youths and the traders whose shops were demolished by the Urban Development Board unleashed their anger on the deputy governor’s house.
A source who craved anonymity informed this medium that the marketers alleged that they have been now not given any end word by means of all people but most effective to saw caterpillars demolishing people’s shops with out allowing them to p.C. Their items and valuables that had been inside.
The supply also noted that the investors who demanded justice and equity also demanded the demolition of the house of the deputy governor as it’s far in the same area with the shops marked for demolition.
The supply found out that the investors misplaced hundreds of thousands of naira to the demolition as they could not pick even a pin from the website online.
One of the store proprietors, Mallam Muritala, lamented that the country authorities has delivered him down completely, adding that they never gave him any noticed.
He said they got here early the previous day morning and requested him to come out of the store earlier than they started demolishing it with out even allowing him to percent his coins, items and valuables.
He stated, “I was simply sitting in my keep and they stated come out – their bulldozer changed into stationed in the front of my shop – and straight away they brought me out forcefully. They delivered down my complete store with out allowing me to p.C. My cash, items and even different valuables. They have taken me back to zero ranges, I’m left with not anything.”
Another trader whose save turned into additionally demolished, Moses Dunia, accused the Niger State authorities of being energy drunken for shielding the residence of the deputy governor whilst making life tough for the common guy within the region.
While reacting to the incident, the appearing popular supervisor of Urban Development Board defined the allegation as baseless, including that each one the illegal structures inside the area were duly served with notification of the demolition of illegal structures in the country.