19 Satellite Towns in the FCT Earmarked for Demolition
Already, the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council has marked structures to be pulled down in Mpape near highbrow Maitama area.
Other settlements to be affected are Idu, Karmo, Dape, Tasha, Gwagwa, Saburi, Zauda, Jahi and Gishiri.
The rest are Mabushi, Kuchigoro, Chika, Aleita, Piwoyi, Lugbe, Pyakassa, Tudun -Wada, Dei-Dei and Guzape
Reports have it that majority property owners at the towns earmarked for demolition has began moves to seek alternative accommodation before the arrival of the demolition teams.
It was learnt that residents, whose houses were marked for demolition at Mpape, had been searching for accommodation at Kubwa, Dutse Alhaji, Gwarimpa.
The Public Relations Officer, AMMC, Mrs. Josie Mudasiru, told reporters on Monday that the demolition would only affect properties without genuine land allocation documents and building approvals.
She explained that the demolition would be carried out in the 19 communities as part of measures to rid the FCT of illegal structures.
Mudasiru said, “We have sensitised the affected communities about the structures that will be affected during the exercise. All buildings on illegally acquired land and every structure without legal building approval/document will be pulled down.”