By Salisu Sani-Idris
Abuja, Sept. 16, 2020 The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Wednesday, removed makeshift houses and brothels in Daki biyu community, at Jabi District, in continuation of its efforts to rid the city of illegal structures.
Naija247news reports that the operation was led by the Director, FCTA Development Control Department, Malam Muktar Galadima, with over 100 security personnel and many vigilance 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 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 were being implemented.
He also said that the department would ensure that the FCT Health and Human Service Secretariat took some of the plots of land and build hospitals.
” And these makeshift houses and brothels that we removed, we will do everything possible to ensure that they never return to those places again.
” Every administration has it own philosophy and style, the current FCT administration wants everything to be done, based on due process and due diligence.
” Like I told you, this operation or exercise is necessitated by the rising case of security challenges and in the course of our operations, we discovered some jackknifes in one place called Sambisa.
” These jackknifes can be used to lynch a person,” Galadima said.
He appealed to the indigenous community to assist the FCTA to sanitise the city and curtail activities of men of the under world in Abuja.
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.
He said security agencies were working closely with the department of development control and land to ensure that owners of the affected lands took over immediately so that illegal settlement would not come back.
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 government.
Sanga, who said that government was doing the right thing, revealed that none of the houses belonging to indigenous settlement was affected by the operation.
He, however, appealed to the FCTA to show pity, considering the harsh economic realities in the country.