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Development Control resumes demolition in Abuja

16 July 2014, 21:12

Abuja - The Department of Development Control, FCDA), on Tuesday resumed demolition of illegal structures and shanties in Lungu Village in Tafe District of Abuja.

The officials of the department, in company of security agents, demolished several completed and uncompleted residential and commercial structures in the village.

It will be recalled that Development Control first carried out demolition in the village on June 19.

Reacting to Tuesday’s demolition, the Chief of Lungu, Easy Zaka, claimed officials of Development Control reneged on an earlier agreement with the villagers.

Zaka said indigene of the village who settled there ever before the creation of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) deserved better treatment.

Kalu Elatu, the Public Relations Officer of Development Control, however, said that the houses that were being demolish were illegal structure developed by settlers.

He said the department was careful not to demolish houses belonging Gbagyi (the indigenes) until they are properly resettled.

Elatu said the area had been acquired officially for mass-housing project.

  - NAN

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