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FCTA to Resettle Fulanis Whose Settlements are Demolished

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) says Fulani settlements located in areas currently being affected by its ongoing demolition exercise will be resettled.

The Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah disclosed this on Tuesday during the continuation of its clean-up exercise in Karsana, Gwarinpa district.

Mr. Attah stated this while answering questions about houses that were left untouched during the exercise.

He noted that the FCT Department of Resettlement has informed his team that the Fulani settlements that existed before Abuja’s establishment have the right to be resettled.

More than 2,000 illegal structures have been pulled down by the FCTA.

Mr. Attah condemned the stealing of the properties of the people whose shops are being demolished by hoodlums.

He also announced the arrest of five persons with illegal drugs.

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"It was what we have always described as post demolition criminality here in shanties and criminal hideout in which criminals come out with daggers and other dangerous weapons and starts to rob passerby of their handsets and bags and other belongings.

"We had to go back to rescue a lady whose phone was snatched and we were able to recover it and handed it over to her.

“Two persons were arrested and have been handed over to the Gwarinpa Police Station.

"The policeman saw the woman being attacked, so he tried rescuing the woman and he was also robbed and we went back to get the two phones back."

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The Secretary of the FCTA Command and Control Unit, Peter Olumuji, disclosed that three persons were earlier arrested for possession of drugs.

"Part of what we have come here to do is to remove shanties and batchers, because of criminal elements who operate from here.

"What they do is they operate in Gwarinpa environ and then come to hibernate here.

“What we have done is to dislodge them. We have some drugs recovered today and we also have some arrested. About three were arrested," he said.


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