Insecurity: FCTA vows to clear criminal dens, illegal structures 

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to clear all criminal dens and illegal structures in the nation’s capital FCT.

Speaking shortly after removing shanties and illegal structures at Jahi District, the FCTA, Director of the Department of Development Control, TPL Muktar Galadima gave this hint Wednesday, in Abuja.

Galadima led the combined team of security personnel from the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, Directorate of Road Traffic Services, popularly known as VIO among many others.

He said: “The exercise is a continuation of the city cleaning and sanitation program of the present FCT administration’s policy on city sanitation.

“To a large extent, what we are doing now is enhancing the security architecture of the Federal Capital Territory and enhancing the architectural quality of the Federal Capital City, because we are removing shanties. So to a large extent, this is improving greatly the livability of Abuja as Federal Capital City.

“The place that we are operating today is a proposed corridor of arterial N 2 road. It is a road that is starting all the way from Nnamdi Azikiwe ring road up to a ring road 2. So it is a proposed arterial corridor.

“We are going to consult among the relevant stakeholders, to know the use that we are going to put before the main road comes to operation.
“There are a lot of places that we’ve gone around to sensitise the settlers, and then also to prepare our strategies against the occurrence of this kind of shanties.”

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