Kubwa Extension ii Residents Cry Out For Help; We Pay Tax, Yet We Are Neglected

Residents of Kubwa Extension II Relocation settlement, situated in Arab Road have called for urgent intervention of FCTA in Providing police post in the area to check constant attacks on innocent residents.
The Vice Chairman Kubwa Extension II, Relocation Association , Mr Francis Bobai who made the call in Abuja , explained that the community was mercilessly attacked last week Tuesday , leaving 5 private security guards badly injured.

Mr Bobai who sorrowful explained that one , out of the 5 injured guards, by name Joel Moses from Gombe State could not survived the various deep cuts done to his body with matchets, expressed optimism that the creation of a functional police post in the area would curb the excesses of these unrepentant attackers.

His words:” four of our security guards are still at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital and Kubwa Hospital receiving treatment. That is why we are looking for a lasting solution from the government.some members of the community were kidnapped and ransome was paid by the community and families of the victims. Many times, hoodlums invade our community to rob and matchet residents”.
Mr Bobai who wondered why a relocation area mapped out by FCDA since 2003 should suffer such gross neglect from Government in the area of basic needs,despite the fact that the occupiers pay their taxes, also appealed to FCTA to come to their aid in fencing the community cemetery to prevent epidemic in the area.

According to him, the attackers often come in through the porous cemetary to attack at ungodly hours and escape through the same route to the rocky mountain connecting Jibi settlement.
Mr Bobai hinted that the community was also exposed to other unspeakable environmental hazards emanating from the activities of Zeberced mining company. “people just dump dead bodies in the government cemetery …the presence of an operation of the quarry the government gave license to operate is one of the health challenges we have in the community, because of their activities.
When they are blasting some of our homes crack and the asphalt they burn here, we inhale some of the waste products and it affects us health wise…we are in touch with Zeberced since their inception as a company but there is no commensurate assistance rendered to this community compared to the hazard befalling us as a community from their activities ” Bobai said.   
Corroborating, the Immediate Past Chairman of the Association and member Board of Trustees, Mr Augustine Ekwenuya confirmed that the Association had written letter to Bwari Area Council and FCT Minister concerning the cemetery , but no response yet.
“The cemetery issue is right here with us, we had written to the Chairman Bwari Area Council, we also copied the FCT Minister, inviting them to come and have a look at the cemetery, a cemetery that is not fenced, not manned by any personnel, people come at will and dump corpses…we at a very high risk of facing an epidemic. On Tuesday night at about 3:15am, I was standing outside and I saw about four people going to dump a dead body there, and I challenged them, of course I could not stop them”.
Mr Ekwenuya also Lamented that they lived very closed to Usuma Dam yet had no portable water to drink, no hospital, no good road, no electricity and most worrisome, no Basic Public School in the Community.
Members of the community contributed money to buy four transformers at various times. We dig our boreholes, every house you see here has borehole. We are left on our own. we pay taxes. This community is dominated by public servants. Our children cross major road to go to school, often times private School Buses break down on our deplorable roads , leaving the children helpless in the middle of the road, erosion has washed away our roads even the drainages” Ekwenuya lamented.
Also,the Secretary General of the Association, Mr Promise Nkwuhi Elenwo Esq. and others who took turns to narrate the ordeals community members were grappling with, unanimously appealed to FCTA to treat the matters with utmost priority that it deserves, towards restoring the peace of the residents.
By Remi Johnson

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