Nigerian Army Plans to Resolve Land Disputes at 81 Division
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army Major General Lawrence Fejokwu has inaugurated a Standing Committee to handle land dispute complaints by Personnel of the Division in view of the several complaints on land disputes involving serving and retired officers and soldiers within the Division area of responsibility.
The GOC during the Inauguration noted that the inauguration of the standing Committee was as a result of reports of disputes occasioned by unpleasant and often violent confrontations between soldiers serving within the Division and civilian leading to several allegations against the personnel of the Division and in some cases, the Nigerian Army.
He said some of such cases have been taken to the media space with false allegations of intimidation as well as human rights violation thereby promoting a negative public perception about the NA.
Major General Lawrence Fejokwu disclosed that it is in the light of the several land related litigations against personnel of the Division that he convened a standing land Committee to investigate ascertain facts and intervene when necessary in genuine cases involving serving and retired Nigerian Army Personnel. He furthermore said the Committee would help reduce the negative pubkicity that often emanate from the independent resolution of such land matters by NA Personnel.
The standing Committee include commander 81 Div Garrison Brig Gen NMS Najidada who is the chairman. Other members are commander 81 Div provost Col AC Chukwuma, Major AA Jimoh, Capt N Maigari and Lt YO Mathew. The Committee is to establish a mechanism for the amicable resolution of reported land disputes.