FCT: ECOWAS Estate residents cry out over encroachment 

Residents of ECOWAS Estate in Katampe New Extension in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike to save them from what they described as “threat of encroachment by land grabbers and unknown people”.

Spokesman of the ECOWAS Estate Residents Association, Mr Wole Oni, told newsmen Tuesday that the area is facing serious challenge from land grabbers.

According to Mr Oni, “Like any other estate in Abuja, ECOWAS Estate in Katampe New Extension, has good layout with green area for children recreation activities, waterways, water tanks and corner shops. However, encroachment from land grabbers has made a mess of the original plan, and we can np longer keep quiet.”

He disclosed that people of questionable characters have literarily invaded the estate with allocation papers from FCDA, claiming ownership of lands within the estate housing boys’ quarters and soak aways.

The spokesman called on the FCT minister to use his offices to urgently intervene and bring order to the estate before the issue becomes messier, as according to him, “Wike’s intervention is inevitable especially at this time when residents of the FCT are battling with the general issue of insecurity, occasioned by banditry and kidnappings.”