The Hausa Community at the Trailer Park in Eleme Local government Area says they have been illegally rendered homeless after a demolition exercise in that area carried out by the Rivers State government.
Chief of the Hausa Community in Eleme LGA, Al Shittu Dahiru told our correspondent that homes and shops of over fifteen thousand residents who live and do legal business at the Trailer park have been displaced without any reason.
“The decision came so sudden, no time was given. We are over 50 thousand staying here, doing business here, now where are we going to stay? How do we raise money within this short period and return back to business?
He said the thirty-seven years of existence of the Hausa community has not recorded any criminal activities in that area to deserve such treatment.
A widow whose property was affected, Ola Paul-Kwe said her late husband’s grave, lock-up shops and residential area demolished in the exercise were legally approved by the Eleme Local Government and was not marked for demolition, and wondered why it was demolished.
The Widow, Ola Paul-Kwe called on the Rivers State government to wade into the matter and restore her sanity.
“My husband left this properties for us, no compensation nothing nothing, how will I manage to feet. This is where I get food from the shop rent, house rent I receives from tenants. Now they have destroyed it, please governor Wike come and help us”, she lamented.
Some residents and business operators at the Eleme Trailer Park whose homes and shops were demolished called on governor Wike to visit the area and rescue them from further sufferings.
Our correspondent who visited the area reports that only the mosque structure was seen in the area as all other block building were brought down.