Youths from Obukpa Neighborhood, in Nsukka Local Executive Home of Enugu Say, on Friday, took to the streets in their numbers protesting what they known as alleged degradation of their environment by the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.
The stammer turned into in beef up of a N100m suit already slammed on the College by a member of the community, Hon. Nnaemeka Aleke.
Obukpa is one in all the host communities of UNN.
Soon after the suit turned into filed, the venerable ruler of Ajuona Obukpa Self reliant Neighborhood, HRH, Igwe Mathias Ezea, wrote a letter to the UNN, whereby he distanced himself and the community from the court docket movement.
The stammer by the youths, in cohesion with Aleke, is a counter to the movement of the venerable ruler.
Within the course of the stammer, the youths warned those they described as “saboteurs” to desist from additional actions in a position to thwarting efforts being made to clear up their environment from the probability of flood and erosion.
Addressing journalists right by the stammer, a Human Rights Activist, Obiora Omeje, who said he volunteered to organise the youths to compose obvious peace and present, said the community had suffered so much wreckage from the devastating flood.
Omeje equally maintained that the Obukpa community, as one in all the amassed hosts to the first indigenous College in Nigeria, deserved utterly different Corporate Social Tasks utterly different than the degradation they’ve been suffering through the years.
Additionally speaking, the childhood leader of Ejuona Obukpa community, Michael Ugwu, while asking of us who wrote the counter letter to UNN, in conjunction with the venerable ruler of the community, Igwe Ezea, to withdraw it with rapid lift out, alleged that some of the signatories to the letter were solid.
He moreover said, “This stammer is all about registering our disappointment with the corrupt leaders in Ajuona Obukpa. One among our brothers sued UNN for the reason that flood from the institution is unfavorable our properties and endangering our lives and a few saboteurs from the community wrote a counter letter to the university, distancing the community and themselves from the suit.
“The venerable ruler, the Town Union President, Fabian Ozioko, and one Sunday Asadu, impersonating to be a childhood leader of the community wrote the counter letter and we’re no longer overjoyed about it. The true adviser to the venerable ruler, Barr. Paully Eze is equally one in all of us who wrote the counter letter.
“The community is no longer in beef up of the counter letter and wish them to withdraw it at present. The youths of Obukpa are in complete beef up of the suit by Aleke, traumatic that UNN settle the community for the damages they’ve incurred from flooding and erosion.
“The saboteurs equally solid the signature of the religious head of the Umu Esege clan who is the oldest man in Obukpa as being fragment of the counter letter. The religious leader has washed off his palms from the relaxation pertaining to to the counter letter.”
Additionally, one more community member, Ekene Ugwuanyi, who spoke right by the stammer, said the community turned into bored to death in the “promise and fail,” antics of UNN in addressing the exclaim of environmental degradation domestically.
He equally said that the youths of the community would continue to stammer unless their calls for were met by UNN, adding that the case of forgery by the saboteurs would be tackled squarely.
The visibly infected protesters, with placards inscribed, “UNN, even general roads to your host community; UNN, our properties had been destroyed by flood from your campus. Ample is ample; Obukpa is no longer an erosion diversion zone. Fix our roads,” amongst others, marched to the realm of the Ajuona venerable ruler. However, his gate turned into under lock and key.
Addressing the protesters at his palace , the venerable ruler of Owerre Obukpa, HRH, Igwe Evaristus Eze instructed the youths that they were battling a truthful cause.
The monarch, who equally advised the youths to be amassed right by the stammer, instructed them no longer to be about the counter letter, assuring them that the community had assembled a team of attorneys to grab care of it.
When reached, the Town Union President, Ozioko, refused to touch upon the counter letter on the bottom that he turned into riding.