The Federal Capital Territory Administration has vowed to demolish over 500 illegal structures at Dutsen-Garki in the Apo District area of Abuja.
The Director of FCTA Department of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, disclosed on Wednesday shortly after meeting with Dutsen-Garki natives.
He said most individuals acquired lands from the natives without approval from the FCT Administration.
“In line with the FCTA reform agenda, before we embark on any removal, we have to consult with the natives so that we don’t take them unaware, adding that the department will use two weeks to mark the illegal structures before embarking on the complete demolition exercise”.
In other news, The residence of the traditional ruler of the Ndia Iche Arondizuogu community in the Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Kanu Ikenolu, has been destroyed by armed hoodlums.
The royal father however narrowly escaped death as the hoodlums did not meet him at home when they arrived at his palace, it was gathered.
The hoodlums, who stormed the home of the monarch in the early hours of Sunday, shot sporadically causing panic in the community as villagers, including the monarch’s family fled into bushes for their safety.
It was learnt the attackers also threw explosives into the mansion, which led to the massive destruction of the house, properties, and vehicles parked at the compound.
The Nation gathered that the compound which houses the traditional ruler’s home and his palace was filtered by the debris of the destroyed building.
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