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Demolition: Security agents warned against rights abuses

Residents lament demolition of their properties at Iddo Sabo, airport road, Abuja
Residents lament demolition of their properties at Iddo Sabo, airport road, Abuja

Security agents accompanying the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Ministerial Task Team on City Sanitation carrying out demolition across the territory have been warned against abusing the human rights of residents.

The Joint Security Commander for the exercise, CSP Idowu Azeez, who spoke when the taskforce revisited Iddo Sabo for another round of demolition, warned officers involved in the operation against human rights abuses.

He charged them to understand that the principle of empathy demands that security personnel do their job while respecting the rights of those affected by the demolition.

Meanwhile, victims of the exercise were seen lamenting their losses as bulldozers pulled down their homes.

The exercise was the fourth in the area over the past three months with places of worship and schools also affected.

The chairman of the task team, Ikharo Attah, reiterated that the exercise was aimed at maintaining sanity in line with the Abuja master plan and not to hurt residents.

He regretted that the buildings were raised without the consent of FCT Administration, through its Department of Development Control (DDC).

“Demolition at Sabo Iddo is to keep Abuja clean and not to hurt the residents, or those affected,” he said.