The Federal Capital Territory Administration Sunday demolished over 400 illegal structures posing a security threat along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road.
Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, who led the exercise, said it was to enhance security of lives and property in Abuja.
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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the demolition, which affected Lugbe-Across, Lugbe-Berger, Car wash and Lugbe Zone 5, lasted for eight hours with heavy security personnel to avoid breakdown of law and order.
The security team comprised men of the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Nigeria Army, the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigeria Air Force as well as the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and the FCT Department of Development Control.
Attah said the FCTA had received disturbing reports that some illegal makeshift structures were being erected along the airport road despite several demolitions.
“Last week, we were here and after clearing this place, people have rebuilt some structures. And we cleared many structures again today,” he said.
FCTA Director of Security Services, Adamu Gwary, said the administration would not fold its hands and watch criminals overrun the city. (NAN)