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Flood: FCTA pulls down 102 houses in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has demolished 102 houses built on water channels in the area.  The development followed last week’s flood incident which claimed the lives of five people in Giri-Kpasere, along Airport Road in Gwagwalada Area Council.

FCT Department of Development Control said the illegal houses had been marked down for demolition more than one year ago, and that the government had given the affected residents enough time to move out of the flood-prone areas.

Deputy Director, Monitoring and Enforcement, Department of Department Control, Garba Kwamkur said the government could not spare the houses anymore, following the recent forecast of more rains and consequential flooding.

Kwamkur noted the community was part of the land covering about 260 hectares allocated within the Abuja Master Plan for the development of the University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, but some indigenous people and other squatters are staying there temporarily.


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