Farmers Protest in Nigeria 1979-1980

[ 1979 - 1980 ]

The Bakalori Project, an irrigation scheme in Sokoto, for example, became the focus of serious unrest in the late 1970s when thousands of farmers protested the loss of their land, and police retaliated by burning villages and killing or wounding hundreds of people. 

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Shagari is a clever practitioner of selective . He knows when to invoke the spirit of constitutionalism to serve a demented purpose and when to close his eyes to the elimination of over three hundred farmers over Bakalori dam in the peak of his five-year maladministration of Nigeria.

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