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Sen. Hunkuyi’s House Demolished And The Brutal Order Of Desperate Politics In Kaduna

The Oasis Reporters

February 20, 2018


Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi (t0p left) had less than 12 hours notice of ground rent non payment before his house was demolished allegedly on the orders of Gov. El-Rufai, (in black cap).


Speculations have emerged that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State in North west Nigeria may have ordered the demolition of the house belonging to his political rival, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi at Sambo Road, Unguwar Rimi ostensibly, due to the non payment of ground rent for about eight years.

The house that was demolished in the early hours of today February 20, 2018 by officials of Kaduna State Urban Development Authority (KASUPDA) was led by an official of the agency nicknamed “El-Rufai”.

The house serves as parallel APC state secretariat (APC AKIDA) championed by Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi ahead of the envisaged reconciliation committee meeting headed by the All Progressive Congress, APC Chieftain, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Impeccable sources said however, that Sen. Hunkuyi was served with a notice of non payment of ground rent yesterday by 3.49 pm.

But officials of KASUPDA allegedly on the direct orders of Gov. Nasir El-Rufai stormed the house with armed security men to demolish the house around 4.00am while Muslim faithfuls were preparing for early dawn prayers.

The two leading politicians in the state are currently locked in a bitter struggle for the control of the soul of the party ahead of next year’s political campaigns and Kaduna watchers believe that the desperate fight that metamorphosed into tit for tat expulsions of each other from the ruling party has graduated to the next level of flexing muscles and open display of political and physical power.

Kaduna State is actually not averse to religious and political assassinations and to live in it’s dangerous times made so by desperate politicians is to sleep with two eyes open.

The state saw the execution of hundreds of shiite religious minorities who were buried in mass graves under El-Rufai’s watch. Their homes and mosque were equally demolished in the dead of night, which drew global condemnations.

Additional reporting by Ibrahim Bunu

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