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Fear Grips Abuja Communities over Fresh Demolition





Tasha 1/One Man Village Landlord Association and Residents of Gwagwa, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), under Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has raised alarm over alleged ‘selective demolition’ plan of their houses by Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

According to eyewitness, Clara Williams said, “I heard of the demolition plan from the workers doing some renovation work in my apartment that they were asked to stop work and that they are coming for demolition.

“Immediately, I called Aliyu (the guy that sold the land to me), and he confirmed that the lands had been sold to an estate developer” Williams said.


She further stated that they got a news that Hakimi (District Head), and his cabinet members were coming to brief residents on the alleged demolition plan, “so most of us stayed back and did not go work, after several hours of waiting. Hakimi showed up in the company of his secretary, one Zakare, and a guy who claimed to be a staff of FCDA, we thought they came to address us, but instead, they were busy pointing where the exercise will start from.”



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