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FCTA Raids, Arrests 16 Suspected Criminals

…Issues Final Quit Notice to Apo-Dutse Traders

…. Demolishes Shanties at Kado

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Tasksteam on City Sanitation on Wednesday raided and arrested 16 suspected criminals in Limito axis of Kado fish market, Abuja.

They also raided shanties at Dape area of Gwarinpa District and others in Limito axis of Kado fish market and seized illicit drugs from dealers.

The Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the minister of FCT, Comrade Ikharo Attah made this known when they issued a final quit notice to Apo -Dutse traders to vacate the area before the bulldozer moves in.

Attah said, those arrested have been since handed over to the police for further investigation.

According to him:” the traders activities in the area was illegal and a security threat to the territory.

“The administration has been issuing demolition notices to the traders for a long time and would not give them another grace after the next 24 hours.

“The administration through the Taskforce squard had exhausted all the avenues for the demolition and would not accept further engagement with the traders.

“Another faction sent a letter to the Taskforce for quick action but another one said it should be extended to 3 weeks, since they were asked to leave the place.

” The FCT Authority is given them 24 hours to quit before the machine will roll in, this market is the biggest pantaker market in Abuja, we have given them a long period notice, prior to the last Ramadan and after the the holy month”, he said.

It would be recalled that the FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation had prior to the last Ramadan issued a seven days notice but was extended due to the fasting in the holy month.

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