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Taskforce sacks scavengers’ colony in Abuja

Sarah NEGEDU

Owing to the growing security challenges experienced around Nyanya axis, the FCT Ministerial Task Team on City Sanitation has pulled down all illegal shanties providing shelter to miscreants and scavengers in the area.Head, Monitoring and Enforcement, Abuja Environmental Protection Board, Kaka Bello who led the demolition exercise stated that the removal of the tents was informed by the need to maintain sanity in the territory especially the suburbs.Bello who described the place as colony of scavengers, explained that despite their illegal occupation of the area the team had notified them of the demolition weeks ago, yet they refused vacating the area until the team showed up.He regretted the continued illegal activities of the scavengers in most of the suburbs and warned them to steer clear of areas that are not allocated to them.Bello, however called on some of the residents liaising with scavengers to desist from it, as the situation will give them more courage.”The exercise is about city cleaning and sanitation, this is a colony of scavengers which we have removed several times, but they still return.”Weeks ago we came here to tell them the need to vacate this area, or else we will come and carry out an enforcement, but unfortunately while some of them complied others refused to comply. However we won’t be discouraged by the miscreants and scavengers’ refusal to heed to the taskforce team orders” Bello said.

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