Kubwa Residents Cry Out Over Refuse Dump

Kubwa Residents Cry Out Over Refuse DumpResidents of Kubwa, a satellite town in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory have been lamenting the continuous dumping of refuse in their community, saying this has become a health hazard to them.

For a while they have had to contend with a heap of refuse which is also few metres away from a private school.

Staffs of the school complained about the daily practice of burning the refuse in the afternoon.

They described the state of the atmosphere and the smell from the refuse, both of which make learning difficult for the pupils.

Asides the health hazards, the refuse site has also become home to scavengers and this, according to the residents, makes it a security threat.

But the chairman of Bwari Area Council, Mr Musa Dikko, explained that the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has taken over the responsibility of clearing the refuse.

“The FCD has already accepted our report and have taken charge of both sites and they have assured us it is already considered for contract so that it can properly be evacuated.

“As at now it has gone beyond the council’s strength,” he told Channels TV.

He also charged the residents to take the responsibility of stopping indiscriminate dumping of refuse within their area.

NDLEA Seizes Methamphetamine Worth 1.7 Billion Naira

drugscartelThe Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted 25.2 kilograms of Methamphetamine worth 1.7 billion Naira from a vehicle carrying the dangerous substance.

Addressing journalists at the Onitsha Command of the Agency on the latest development, the State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, says the command received intelligence information of the shipment of the dangerous drugs into the state for onward movement to Lagos.

In a swift stop and search exercise, the agency luckily intercepted the substance and arrested a 31 year old suspected hard drug dealer, Vincent Chidiebere.

Mr Momodu said the chemicals used for the production are highly toxic and can cause permanent destruction to the ecosystem while posing a serious health hazard to the community where it is produced.

He reminded the public that Governor of the state, Willie Obiano has pledged a reward of half a million Naira to anyone with information on where the substances are being produced within the state and assured of the readiness of the command, with support from the public in the area of information, to fight the illicit drug production and peddling in the state.

In a similar development, the Anambra state Police Command also paraded 20 suspected cultists and another notorious armed robbery suspect.

The new State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, reiterated his crime fighting commitment and warned all criminal elements in Anambra state to relocate as the prevailing peace and security in the state can never be compromised.

Mr. Okaula said he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, Area Commanders and Heads of Departments to display their numbers for the public to access, as his own would also be displayed to ensure a collective attack on crime and criminality in the state.