The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Sunday demolished more than 400 illegal constructions along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road in Abuja.
The Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, who led the operation said that the buildings affected constituted security threat, adding that the development was to enhance the security of lives and properties in Abuja.
He explained that the FCT Administration had received reports that some illegal structures were being erected along the Airport Road.
“Last week we were here and after clearing this place people have rebuilt some structures. And we cleared many structures again today.
“This time around we have taken more drastic measures. We also appeal to some of them who are building back after seven days of clearing to stop.
“They said they had approached the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) for it,” he said.
The demolition lasted for eight hours and affected Lugbe-Across, Lugbe-Berger, Car wash and Lugbe Zone 5 areas. The security team consisted of men of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Nigeria Army, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Air Force, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, and officials of the FCT Department of Development Control.