The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) officials have recaptured a portion of the Nigeria Law School’s land that had been seized by proponents of ill deeds in the Bwari Area.
Comrade Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, stated that tearing down the shanties was also done to increase security and bring order back to the road after the clean-up operation on Thursday.
He claimed that the exercise, which would not be restricted to one area, was one of the administration’s policies for reducing insecurity throughout the territory.
The Minister’s aide explained that strategic stakeholders in the nation’s capital have asked the sanitation team not to leave any structure that was constituting threats to security of lives and property on the Bwari road stretch.
Attah stated that key security heads in the territory had insisted that Bwari area must be made safe and free from all evil acts.
According to him, the demolition exercise was going to be a comprehensive one, started from Bwari Law school, near Kuchiku-Bwari down to Bwari main market.
He said the exercise affected only shanties on the road corridor, and not houses.
“Pulling down of the illegal structures here in Bwari is part of our measures to curb insecurity across the territory.
“This area along the law school stretch down to Bwari market, all the attachments and shanties on the road corridor must go. Some persons in Bwari may see it as a lawless place because for long there is no major clean up.
“It is not only the Law school area but is going to be a comprehensive clean up”
On his part, the secretary FCTA Command and Control Centre, Peter Olumuji said the operation is a means of sustaining the security measures already put in place by police and the FCT Administration.
He explained that prior to the removal of the shanties, the areas were used as criminals’ hideout.