The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Taskforce Team on City Sanitation destroyed a miscreants and scavengers’ camp at Nyanya, on the outskirts of Abuja.
The tents were dismantled due to several insecurity issues in the area, according to Kaka Bello, the Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, who led the demolition squad on Thursday.
He added that the experiment was driven by the need to maintain sanity in the federal capital territory, particularly in the suburbs.
The scavengers were warned to vacate the area a few weeks ago, but they disobeyed the orders, he claims.
Bello, who described the area as a scavenger colony, noted that despite the FCT’s best efforts, the situation has not improved as hoodlums still muster courage to stay.
He, however, regretted the continued illegal activities of the scavengers in most of the suburbs and warned them to steer clear of areas that are not allocated to them.
Bello, therefore, called on some of the residents liaising with scavengers to desist from it, as the situation will give them more courage.
“The exercise is about city cleaning and sanitation, this is a colony of scavengers which we have removed several times, but they still return.
“Weeks ago we came here to tell them the need to vacate this area, or else we will come and carry out an enforcement, and unfortunately while some of them comply others refused to comply, but we won’t be discouraged by the miscreants and scavengers refusal to heed to the taskforce team orders” Bello said.