Courts Restrains Kaduna Gov From Demolishing Market

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna

A Kaduna High Court presided over by Justice Mohammed Bello, has issued a restraining order on Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai not to demolish the Kasuwar Barchi market in Kaduna until the determination of the case before the court.

Bello ordered that all respondents to the case should stop “entering into and demolishing Kasuwar Barchi, pending the hearing and determination of the case.”

The case was instituted by 16 persons, on behalf of stall owners and traders in Kasuwar Barchi, seeking to stop the governor from demolishing the market.

Joined in the suit are the Attorney-General of Kaduna State and Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency as second and third respondents.

The plaintiffs include Auwalu Hussain, Kabiru Usman, Aminu Ahmed, Bawa Ahmed, Josia Sunday, Ndubueze Egbo-Ogu, Augustine Sunday.

Others are, Ali Abdulhamid, Maryam Abubakar, Rabiatu Musa,…

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