FCTA demolishes bandits’ forest in Kuje | Dailytrust

FCTA demolishes bandits’ forest in Kuje

FCTA demolishes suspected Pasali forest occupied by bandits along Kuje-Gwagwalada road on Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2022)
FCTA demolishes suspected Pasali forest occupied by bandits along Kuje-Gwagwalada road on Wednesday (Aug. 3, 2022)

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has pulled down trees and shanties at a forest in Pasali along Kuje-Gwagwalada road, suspected to be a haven for bandits and other criminal elements.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Department of Development Control and Sanitation executed the demolition on Wednesday.

The FCTA had earlier warned of plans to remove illegal structures along the Tipper Garage and Kuje-Gwagwalada road axis.

The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT minister, Mr Ikharo Attah, told NAN after the exercise that the aim was to clear the area of illegalities and restore the approved masterplan.

“We have reclaimed the vegetable market and others which have been taken over by other people.

“The Minister of FCT and the Commissioner of Police are fully aware of the exercise, and we will continue to reclaim the areas designated for special purposes,” he said.

He explained that some of the structures had been marked for long and adequate publicity was given to the general public.

“We have seen that there is heavy roadside trading, illegal attachments, expansion towards the road and indiscriminate roadside markets.

“We have assessed the situation and have notified the general public before now, this is why the exercise will continue,” he explained. (NAN)

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Email: membership@dailytrust.com
Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410