FCTA demolishes Abuja IDP camp over insecurity

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration on Wednesday demolished the Durumi Internally Displaced Persons camp.

Also demolished were a number of shanties the government explained were causing security challenges.

The Executive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority, Shehu Ahmad, said the IDPs camp was a dual carriage road corridor with a rail modal.

Noting they were slums that were supposed to convey dual transportation, he lamented the takeover of the area by hoodlums.

“You can imagine the kind of criminality going on here. They are not into any meaningful employment or serious activities.

”They constitute nuisances not only to the neighborhood but to the entire city,” Ahmad said.

He also noted that those arrested with hard drugs and other substances during the raid would be handed over to the police.