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Over 200 Houses Under High Tension Lines To Be Demolished – Kaduna Govt

Written by Rita Nwachukwu
All illegal building erected under electricity high tension lines are set to be demolished soon by the Kaduna State government.

This was made known by the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) in a seven-day notice issued to the occupants in the affected area.

 

Residents living under high tension lines at Barkallahu community in Igabi Local Government Area of the state have been asked to relocate in a copy of the notice which was dated November 5, 2019.

 

The eviction letter also warned that violators would be dwelt with if they fail to adhere to the instructions.

 

The KASUPDA has said that its action was based on the state’s 1958 Township Building Rules and Environment Protection Law of 2010.

 

Also confirming the new development, the Director-General KASUPDA, Ismaila Dikko said over 200 houses would be demolished, adding that this will prevent disaster and restore the city’s original master-plan.

 

He also noted that those who own lands around the area have been compensated.

 

However, it was gathered that resident of the area have started moving out of their homes while some other person are still there.

 

Few residents have also embarked on a peaceful protest to the Kaduna State office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to seek its intervention in the matter.

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