The officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have recovered part of the Nigeria Law school land taken over by perpetrators of criminal activities and used as a criminal hideout in Bwari area council.
Senior special assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Comrade Ikharo Attah, after the clean-up exercise on Thursday, said pulling down of the shanties was also to tighten security and restore sanity on the route.
He said the exercise was one of the measures adopted by the administration to curb insecurity across the territory and would not be limited to one area.
Attah explained that strategic stakeholders in the nation’s capital have asked the sanitation team not to leave any structure that was constituting threats to the security of lives and property on the Bwari road stretch.
He stated that key security heads in the territory had insisted that Bwari area council must be made safe and free from all evil acts, that the demolition exercise was going to be a comprehensive one, starting from Bwari Law school, near Kuchiku-Bwari down to Bwari main market.
“Pulling down the illegal structures here in Bwari is part of our measures to curb insecurity across the territory. This area along the law school stretches 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,” he said.
On his part, the secretary of FCTA Command and Control Centre, Peter Olumuji said the operation was a means of sustaining the security measures already put in place by police and the FCT administration, saying that before the removal of the shanties, the areas were used as criminals hideout.