Buratai responds to blockade of convoy of V.P Osinbajo by Protesters


The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Tukur Buratai expressed this on Tuesday in response to challenge by certain indigenes, who blockaded the Airport street, asserting the military snatched their territory.

Buratai talked at the establishment laying function for development of the “Military Command Estate and Headquarters, Directorate of Army Legal Services” at Muhammadu Buhari Cantonment at Giri reporting in real time port street.

It said their activity would not yield any outcome.

“This specific domain (land) was conceded to the Nigerian armed force in 1979.

“Be that as it may, we got the official distribution with the Right of Occupancy (C of O) in 1997 by the Federal Capital Administration.

In 2011, when all land in the region were disavowed and proprietors of land were coordinated to re-ensure their territory, the Nigerian armed force alongside different administrations, Navy and Air Force, we due apply for the re-confirmation.

“We paid the duty that was intended for the re-confirmation and got our affirmation. In other words that we have lawfully and convenient confirm this specific land,” Buratai said.

He said that every one of the archives of the land were with the Abuja Geographical Information Service – AGIS, of the FCT.

“Along these lines, any move to disturb our exercises here (continuous development take a shot at the land) will be pointless. We have all the lawful support,” the military boss said.

Buratai prompted those charging the military got their territory to channel to their objection to the fitting quarters instead of dissenting and blockading parkways.

They – nonconformists, ought not enable themselves to be cheated and bring the laws into their hands,” he said.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that development of structures are as of now continuous in the more than 4,000 hectares of land to suit recently settled Headquarters of Army Aviation Corps, Women corps, Space Command, just as officers and fighters quarters.

Additionally situated in the land is base camp of the Nigerian armed force’s Farms and Ranches Ltd.

An alliance of FCT indigenous affiliations had as of late been blaming the military for getting their territory and challenged to the National Assembly over the issue.

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