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FCT Local Council Impasse: Workers Trapped as Protesters Barricade Secretariat

Staff of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Friday afternoon regretted coming to work as protesting Abuja indigenes invaded the FCTA Secretariat premises and ground all activities. 

The youths vowed to occupy the Minister's office until he swears in the chairmen-elect of six area councils in line with Thursday's FCT High Court order. 

All the gates leading to the Secretariat were closed, likewise the various offices.

The angry protesters had control of the entry and exit points including those of the FCT Ministers office.

Confused-looking staff, trapped in their various offices, were asked by the protesters to forget about returning home to their families on Friday. 

The FCT Minister and the Permanent Secretary of the ministry were not in their offices at the time of the invasion.

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