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FCTA demolishes makeshift houses, brothels in Jabi

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Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished makeshift houses and brothels in Daki biyu community, at Jabi District, in continuation of its effort to rid the city of illegal structures.

The operation was led by the Director, FCTA Development Control Department, Muktar Galadima, with over 100 security personnel and many vigilante groups.

Galadima said the operation was necessitated by the rising cases of security challenges in FCT.

The director also said that the exercise was in pursuance of the 13 points Next Level mandate of the FCT Administration to ensure orderliness and sanitation in the city.

He said all the plots of land occupied by the illegal inhabitants of the Daki biyu community were designed for certain purposes.

Galadima, therefore, assured that the department of development control would ensure that those purposes are been implemented.

He also said that the department would ensure that the FCT Health and Human Service Secretariat take some of the plots of land and built hospitals.

His words: “And these makeshift houses and brothels that we removed, we will do everything possible to ensure that they never return to those places again.

“Everything administration has it own philosophy and style, the current FCT Administration wants everything to be done base on due process and due diligence.

“As I told you this operation or exercise is necessitated by the rising case of security challenges and in the course of our operation, we discovered some jackknifes in one place call Sambisa. This jackknife can be used to lynch a person”.

He appealed to the indigenous community to assist the FCT Administration to sanitise the city and curtail the activities of the men of the underworld in Abuja.

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The director also urged allottees of the undeveloped lands in the area to develop them or risk revocation.

Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the FCT Minister, Mr. Ahmed Rasheed, said the operation was being carried out with the cooperation of the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma , based on intelligence gatherings.

Rasheed said that intelligence gatherings had revealed that there were hoodlums and criminals in the village and the operation would ensure that FCT was safe for all and sundry.

The security agencies are working closely with the department of development control and Land to ensure that owners of the affected lands take over immediately so that illegal settlement would not come back again.

The CSO, therefore, called on the indigenous community to support the FCTA and security agencies by reporting any illegal settlement to the authority.

The Palace Secretary of Daki biyu Community, Mr. Andy Sanga, described the operation as “very painful but we have to take it in good faith because we can’t fight the government.

Sanga, who said that the government was doing the right, revealed that none of the houses belonging to the indigenous settlement that was affected by the operation.

He, however, appealed to the FCT Administration to temper justice with mercy considering the harsh economic realities in the country.

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