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FG Demolition Tragedy: Mother Stabbed Herself To Death In Abuja After Bulldozer Crushed Child

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June 20, 2014 – Mother Of Child Crushed By FG Demolition Bulldozer Stabbed Herself To Death

FG Demolition Tragedy: Mother Stabbed Herself To Death In Abuja After Bulldozer Crushed Child

Protests broke out today along Kubwa Express Road in Galadima, a section of Abuja, after a bulldozer being used by a demolition squad of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) killed a child. The bulldozer was being used to demolish illegal structures built on a parcel of land that a source belongs to an unnamed “influential person.” The child’s mother then died shortly after by stabbing herself, the two tragedies triggering protests by squatters and onlookers in the area.

A source at the location told SaharaReporters that the “influential individual” who owns the land had connived with officials of the Federal Capital Territory by pretending that he was building an estate on the land.

Trouble started when the demolition team arrived in the village with a retinue of armed men from the Army, Navy, Air Force, mobile police and Civil Defense Corps. An eyewitness said that the demolition squad began demolishing structures without allowing the occupants to take anything from their houses. “They did not allow anybody to salvage their property before they began to pull down all the houses. What led to the riot was the killing of a small girl who was left in the house while her mother went to buy something from the market. Before she came back from the market, the bulldozer had already crushed her child with the house,” said the source. He added: “When the mother of the girl arrived and saw her daughter in a pool of blood, she grabbed a knife and stabbed herself. She eventually died too.”

Infuriated by the two tragic deaths, residents of the community barricaded the lanes of the express road, making it impossible for motorists to ply the roads. The angry mob set up bonfires and smashed the windscreen of any vehicle that attempted to pass. The protests caused a heavy traffic gridlock along the road as many people abandoned their vehicles on the road.

A source told SaharaReporters that the demolition team hurriedly left the scene for fear of being lynched by the irate mob. One of the residents whose structure was demolished told SaharaReporters that the FCT authority had given the residents a six-month ultimatum to vacate. The deadline expired in March, but the resident condemned the government’s failure to offer any compensation or resettlement plan.

A similar demolition squad recently went to a village called Jahi near Shoprite in Abuja to pull down illegal structures, but was resisted by the residents.

[Reported By Sahara Reporter]



  1. Dotun KY

    June 20, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    what a tragedy may their soul rip

  2. O Nels

    June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Lawless country, this regime is the worst I have ever experience so far. Democracy my foot, that little girl might be the woman’s only source of strength but this useless government just took her away. Human life has no meaning to Nigerian government, as long as u are not a prominent person in the society u are just a cockroach in Their eyes. All those military men should go and face Boko Haram instead of wasting ur bullets on innocent citizens.

  3. Chidi Obi

    June 20, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Demolition is never Nigerian problem for now is unfortunate that our Government dose not care about the poor what do u want the people to do and when will this country get better$

  4. sharton

    June 20, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    rip mother and daughter may ur spirit and d one of ur poor innocent girl hunt those evil men to their early grave too,

  5. santa perere

    June 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    These govt are nt try o. There people to pak 4rm there houses witout given them anytin to compasat them. Then what do u want them to do. There shoud go leav undar the try?. Bad govetment.

  6. livefree.

    June 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    those bloodthirsty niggys I hope they never dies. Tnk God no man live as an immortal f*uck them and as for the child and her mum R.I.p.

  7. Nnamdi Nwachukwu

    June 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    rest in peace.God knws d best 4 u.but while wil she kil herself dat is suicide is a sin dat God hate i pray u make heaven

  8. ify

    June 23, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    is heart braking to hear and am realy sorry for their loss but why is it that nigerians will never learn to obey d law of their land?they gave them notice which expire since march and they are still there? Secondly d person dat went and build on land dat is nt legally his and collected money frm tenants is it good? So pls let us learn to obey d law or do wht we are asked to do.may their soul rest in peace in jesus name

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