Sokoto - Scores of illegal structures have been demolished by the Task Force on the removal of illegal structures and beautification of Sokoto metropolis and its environs.
The Chairman of the Task Force, Aminu Bala, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Sunday.
Bala said areas affected by the exercise include Kano and Abuja Roads, Rijiyar Dorawa and Yar Marina market areas.
He said the demolition was carried out after prior notices were served by the task force on the owners of the structure.
Bala said prior to the exercise, that the owners of the structures, were duly notified and their non- compliance resulted in the demolition.
"Some institutions in the city have complained about the illegal structures,’’ Bala explained.
Meanwhile, the task force has given directive that all goods displayed for sale must be kept 25 metres away from the roads.
Bala warned that the task force would not allow any person or group of persons to tamper with the original master plan of the city and its environs.
"We will make sure that we demolish any structure illegally erected, whether they are commercial or residential and no matter how highly placed the owner may be,’’ the Chairman said.