Activist drags FG to court over environmental degradation in Kano

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By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

An environmental activist , Dazumi Mohammed has approached a Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided by Justice A M Liman  praying it to stop the federal government and quarrying  companies operating in Kumbotso local government from indulging in extractive activities .

Solacebase reports that the activist in an originating summon informed the court that the activities of the extractive companies constitute danger to the lives of those residing around the area of their operations.

He told the court that the activities of the  defendants constitute health hazard to the lives and properties of those living in the areas, where they are operating.

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The plaintiff through his counsel Barr. Abdulrazak .S. Aikawa on Thursday prayed the court to pronounce the activities  of all those connected to the  quarrying business in  Danjirma village , Kumbotso local government area in Kano state as  null and void.

He urged  the court to order the  minister of mines and steel,  Salisu S.Wali,  who is the mines license  officer in Kano, Ahmad Musa, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of justice to all refrain henceforth from extractive activities in the area.

The court adjourned the matter to February 2, 2022, for hearing on interlocutory  injunction.

The court further directed  that all procedural processes should be completed before the adjourned date.

Kano Environmental Activist

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