Abaji Area Council Stakeholders Threaten to Sue Kogi Govt Over Boundary Encroachment

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Elders of Abaji Area Council, federal capital territory (FCT), have resolved to take legal action against Kogi state government for taking over a mass land in Naharati community.

This was part of the resolutions after a meeting at the palace of Ona of Abaji on Saturday.

Ona of Abaji, Alhaji Baba Adamu, frowned at the manner in which some of his subjects accused him of ceding part of Naharati land to Koton Karfe, in Kogi state.

The elders and stakeholders threatened to institute legal action against the Kogi Local government council and the state government

But, speaking at the meeting, the Abaji Chairman, Abubakar Umar Abdullahi, said that in June, 2022, he received an invitation letter to attend a boundary adjustment letter from the Kogi state government.

“I went to that meeting at the Kogi government house, which I thought was to commence, not knowing it was the conclusion. Instantly, I disagreed with their resolve to cede part of Abaji land to Koton Karfe, headquarters of Kogi LGA.

“It was on this premise that I decided to summon the stakeholders in order to clarify issues relating to the lingering boundary dispute with Kogi LGA,” he said.

The Ona of Abaji then constituted an 11-member committee to institute the legal action against the state government.

The committee has Barrister Musa Kaka and Barrister Isah Hussaini as chairman and secretary respectively.

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