The Enugu State government has demolished the house of an architect, John Jerry Emejulu, who had earlier demolished part of the Enugu Airport fence, claiming ownership of a portion of the land.
Enugu government demolition
Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Thursday, said Mr Emejulu, accompanied by hundreds of armed thugs and bulldozers, had demolished up to 2km of the Enugu airport fence before the Nigerian Air Force and Police intervened to arrest the situation.
“This is certainly unfortunate, unbecoming,” Sirika said during a visit to the airport on Thursday.“ Emejulu has done his best.
But in doing his best, he has given the opportunity to government to show how not to wilfully destroy public assets belonging to 200 million people. It’s totally unacceptable.”
More photos from the demolition below…