Date: February 28, 2021, 07:03:35 PM
Igboho Had No Right To Issue Vacation Order To Fulani Herdsmen, Affected Persons Should Sue – Falana: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
The senior advocate argued that some of the evicted herders had lived in Ibarapaland for many years and have the constitutional rights to do so.Falana said, “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and that is why on a daily basis, tenants are given quit notices by landlords or owners of properties.“So, a private citizen cannot wake up and say anybody should leave the community, you must embrace the rule of law. Nobody can do that, not even the government because section 43 of the constitution says every citizen shall have the right to own and acquire properties in any parts of the country.
He, however, said the failure of the government to prosecute those paraded by the police for state offences had resulted in a situation where private citizens issue quit notices to people of other tribes.The rights advocate said, “The government must ensure that the lives of the citizens are secured. It is the abdication of the duty of the government that has made the Sunday Igbohos to be relevant in the society.“That is why private citizens give notices to quit to people from other parts of the country. It is not the right way to fight this problem.