The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished a popular settlement in the Durumi axis of the nation’s capital city known as Monkey village, which the Administration has identified as a notorious criminal hideout after they unleashed negative activities on innocent residents in the area.
FCT director of Security Services, Mr. Adamu Gwary, while speaking to journalists during the exercise, lamented the level of criminality that was perpetrated by the people living in the village.
According to him, “We all know the security implications of this type of shanties, where the Monkey village is harbouring criminals. Looking at the calibre of offices, like Federal Secretariat, you can see the proximity to these shanties, and government cannot condone such illegalities. We have to ensure the government offices, residents, and other offices here are safe and secured,” he said.
The director of the Department of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, also said the work was in continuation of the city sanitation that was ordered by the minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Bello, a few months ago.
He lamented the abuse of land use in the area, like the conversion of the road corridor to a market, which according to him, was unacceptable by the government and, therefore, must be removed.