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Irate Youths Attack Officials As Niger Commences Demolition Of Illegal Structure

Niger State govern­ment has warned people against erecting struc­tures along unauthorised places as it has commenced their removal along major roads and reservations ar­eas commences in urban centres across the state.

This is as some irate youths on Tuesday allegedly attacked staff of Niger State Urban De­velopment Board who were de­molishing the illegal structures along major roads and streets within Minna metropolis.

It was gathered that the Nigeria Securi­ty and Civil Defence Corps (NSC­DC) serving as back-up security for the demolition team could not contain the irate youths as they came out in their numbers to frustrate the exercise.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defencr Corps (NSC­DC), Niger State Command, Nas Abdullahi, confirmed that the officials were attacked in some parts of Minna.

Acting General Manager, Niger State Urban Development Board (NSUDB), Muhammed Bawa, said the board had com­menced the removal of illegal structures on right of ways which had been causing obstruc­tion and defacing the cities.

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