Tension in Kyan Rikkos: As Danzel and JMDD Invade the Community.
Palpable tension acontinue to rear it’s ugly head in Kyan Rikkos Community of Jos North Local government Area of Plateau state.
Trouble started in August 15th,2023 at exactly 12:30 midnight, Gunshots were fired from all angles of the Community by armed men brought in the Community by Denzel,the C.E.O of Eclipse company in Cahoot with the Jos Metropolitan Development (JAMS) who came to demolish a shop in the Community.
The invasion was illegal and was not announced to the Community or traditional Rulers.
In a petition address to the member representing Jos North -North Constituency we n the State House of Assembly and made available to this medium, call on all relevant authorities to search their beam lights on the said firm.
The petition was copied to the Speaker,Plateau state House of Assembly, Commissioner of Police,Plateau state Command, Director DSS,Plateau state,Area Commander,Jos Metro,Commander, Operation Safe Haven,D.P.O Nassarawa Gwom Division, Members representing Jos North West and East state Constituencies, National Human Rights Commission, North Central office,the Traditional Council among others.
The petition read as:
PETITION AGAINST ONE DENZEL AND JMDB.
With utmost dismay,we write to draw your attention against the atrocities of the said Denzel and Jos Metropolitan Development Board on war of attrition , invasion, molestation, encroachment and sitting of an illegal firm within our community.
Until his arrival to the Community,three different firms operated peacefully in the community namely,Ade Special bread,Alsar Nigeria Limited and Wakema.
Trouble started when illegal encroachment and however, intimidation of the land owners by Denzel in Cahoot with JMDB.
On the 15th of August,2023 around:12:30am,the community was invaded by armed men with sporadic gun shots which led into serious pandemonium. The community later discovered that it was Denzel,JMDB and some armed men destroying a shop belonging to the ward head of the area. As if that was not enough.
He still employed men of the Operation Safe Haven F.O.B,Zarazon and arrested the ward head alongside his brother and they spent a night in detention.
Furthermore,,the D.P.O of the Nassarawa Gwom Division,later came the following morning and bundled them to the Division and immediately transfered them to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further humiliations.
On Denzel’s instructions,any family and Community member who visited them were also arrested and detained alongside the ward head and his wife.
This went on until the number reached 6.
Nevertheless,the attrocities, encroachment and contamination of the only source of water in the community continued unabated. The said Company he is about to establish is a mining company and if established without safety standards in line with Global based practices,that will lead to health hazards and terminal illnesses,such as asthma,cancer, pneumonia, bronchitis among others,like the lead cases in Zamfara state.
Therefore,we demand the following terms and conditions are met.
1. The work at the said company should be stopped with immediate effect until thorough investigation is conducted and safety standards are met.
2.He must sign an undertaken to maintain absolute peace,decorum, respect, mutual trust by providing social amenities such as primary health care,sources of portable drinking water,road networks, security and provision of employment opportunities to the community as enshrined in federal character’s commission guidelines.
3.Adequate Compensation must be made to the Community, especially the victims of the torture.
4 An official apology letter must be written by Denzel and JMDB to the Community.
5. A 14 days ultimatum is therefore,given to them failure to adhere,the peaceful coexistence between Denzel and the community cannot be guaranteed.
The Petition which signed by the Secretary,Afan Moses.
Further appeal to the Government and other spirited individuals to come to the aid of the community against such invasion, molestation and encouragement by Denzel.