An unidentified construction company on Sunday destroyed farm crops estimated at millions of naira in a bid to create a new road in Plateau's Butura village, Bokkos Local Government Area.

The new road measuring 1km is intended to link Mabel village where the Plateau State Fertilizer Blending Plant operated by BEJAFTA Group is and Butura Gida village, the official base of the Butura traditional stool.

The affected crops which include maize, millet and Irish potatoes among others, belonging to different farmers were graded without any prior notice, consultation or compensation, an affected farmer, Mark Mahwash said.

"We were even in Church on Sunday when the construction commenced. We only realized what had happened later and there was no one in sight but abandoned heavy duty machines," he said.

Mr. Mahwash had posted pictures of the devastation on Facebook lamenting that he had spent so much on his maize farm measuring 1 hectare, expecting a "bumper harvest".

The Secretary of Bokkos Local Government Council, Chief Sylvanus Ayuba when contacted said, "I am not aware of any road grading through crop Farms  authorized by the LGC."

Efforts to reach the State Ministry of Works for comments as of publishing time were unsuccessful as the Commissioner's lines were unreachable.

The traditional ruler of Butura village, HRH Engr. John Mallo was also overseas as of publishing time and hadn't responded to an enquiry sent to him.