By: Wisdom Acka
The officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have reclaimed part of the Nigeria Law school’s land taken over by illegal developers in Bwari Area.
Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to Minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah, after the clean up exercise on Thursday, explained that removing the shanties was also to tighten security and restore sanity on the route.
He added that the exercise was one of the measures adopted by the FCT Administration to curb insecurity across the territory and would not be limited to one area.
The Minister’s aide further explained that strategic stakeholders in the nation’s capital have asked the sanitation team not to leave any structure that was constituting threats to security of lives and property on the Bwari road stretch.
Attah stated that key security heads in the territory had insisted that Bwari area must be made safe and free from all evil acts.
According to him, the demolition exercise was going to be a comprehensive one, started from Bwari Law school, near Kuchiku-Bwari down to Bwari main market.
He said: “Pulling down of the illegal structures here in Bwari is part of our measures to curb insecurity across the territory”.
“This area along the law school stretch down to Bwari market, all the attachments and shanties on the road corridor must go. Some persons in Bwari may see it as a lawless place, because for long there is no major clean up,” he added.
According to him, “It is not only the Law school area but is going to be a comprehensive clean up”.
On his part, Secretary FCTA Command and Control Centre, Peter Olumuji, said the operation is a means of sustaining the security measures already put in place by police and the FCT Administration.
He explained that prior to the removal of the shanties, the areas were used as criminals’ hideout.