Mr Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has ordered the immediate demolition of the scavengers’ colony along the road corridor cutting across Mabushi, Jahi and Kado Districts.
Wike gave the order in Abuja on Tuesday, when he visited the area, officially known as ‘Road N12’ in Mabushi District of the FCT.
He described the colony, located behind the Minister’s Quarters in Mabushi District, as a “threat” to the security of the city.
The area had been taken over by scavengers popularly known as ‘Baban Bola’, including mechanics and furniture makers.
The minister, who was accompanied by a combined team of security personnel and senior officials of FCT Administration, added that efforts would be heightened to rid the city of criminal elements.
He said that such dens of criminals would not be allowed in the FCT.