The Police Land Management Department on Wednesday ended a standoff between Nabilatuk police and locals over a disputed piece of land in Nabilatuk town council, Nabilatuk district.
Police in this district has for a long time been involved in a land conflict with the local community and a prominent businessman called Achuka Eli whose construction works of a business structure were halted on suspicion that part of the land belonged to police.
Authorities also stopped Police from constructing new offices on the same piece of land until the matter was resolved.
On Wednesday October 13, a team from the police land management office led by ASP Egaru Nathan and surveyors from SURVECO survey opened up boundaries of three land titles; Police line, Police house and the Police offices.
They were joined by the Regional team which consisted of Logistics officer, R/CLO and PRO and the District team which included the DPC and his management team. Also present were the Nabilatuk town clerk, the District speaker, Woman MP, RDC, NRM chairman, LC 3, LCI, and area land committee of Nabilatuk town council.
In the meeting, locals said this was a long awaited exercise which was meant to resolve the long-standing land conflict with the law enforcement body.
They said the conflict had affected their livelihoods since all activity on the land had been halted pending the resolution.
The demarcation review exercise ended well and the involved parties parted without conflict.
It was revealed however, that two coordinates of the police line land and police offices are inside Nabilatuk Township Primary School, an issue which is pending harmonisation.