FCTA demolishes IDP camp in Durumi over insecurity

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished the Durumi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp and several shanties which the government explained were causing security challenges.

The Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Shehu Ahmad, said the IDPs camp was “a dual carriage road corridor with a rail modal.”

While noting that are slums are supposed to convey dual transportation, Ahmad lamented the takeover of the area by hoodlums.

“You can imagine the kind of criminality going on here. They are not into any meaningful employment or serious activities.”

“They constitute nuisances not only to the neighborhood but to the entire city”.

Ahmad added that the FCTA would continue to sustain the operation to rid the nation’s capital of unruly people.

He further revealed that those arrested with hard drugs and other substances during the raid would be handed over to the police.