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Dangote Company’s Industrial Waste Destroys Farmlands In Adamawa, Firm Threatens Military Action Against Protesters



Dangote Sugar Firm, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, in Adamawa State, has allegedly launched industrial wastes which flooded farmlands within the host group, inflicting untold hardship to the folks.

SaharaReporters was knowledgeable that industrial waste which the manufacturing facility empties into the River Benue by way of a canal burst and submerged rice farmlands in Hoki village within the Lamurde Native Authorities Space of the state.

Among the affected farmers informed SaharaReporters that their technique of livelihood had been destroyed by the flood.

Additionally they disclosed that the administration of the corporate threatened to unleash personnel of the Nigerian Military to cope with the protesting villagers.

One of many farmers, Danladi James, stated, “We’re shocked on the reckless method during which the canal was left opened as much as this time of the 12 months.

“Previously 30 years, the canal was closed each Might earlier than the rains set in correct; however they intentionally allowed it to open this 12 months. As you may see for your self the entire of this huge farmland has been flooded. How does the corporate need us to outlive”, he queried?


One other farmer, Victor Moses, stated, “There is a dire humanitarian state of affairs right here and Dangote has uncared for us. We’re calling on related authorities to intervene.”

The group has additionally petitioned the state Home of Meeting, to wade into the matter by calling Dangote Firm personnel to order.

The petition signed by a group chief, Sylvanus Ismael and obtained by SaharaReporters, reads in components, “The incident occurred as a result of the corporate negligently refused to shut the carnal this 12 months because it has been doing over time.

“Any such flooding shouldn’t be pure. It’s intentionally designed to empty industrial waste. The abstract of our report is that Dangote Sugar Firm is accountable”, the group stated.

When contacted, the Neighborhood Liaison Officer of the corporate, Daniel Andrew, declined to talk on cellphone.

He, nonetheless, stated the reporter ought to go to the administration of the corporate which is 70 kilometers from Yola. 

On attending to the manufacturing facility, Andrew refused to select calls made to his cellphone.

As a substitute, one of many troopers hooked up to the manufacturing facility approached and ordered him to go away the premises instantly.

Recall in July this 12 months, troopers on the request of the corporate, fired gun pictures at seven protesters.

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