Residents were thrown into confusion when officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Wednesday commenced the demolition of shops and houses at Utako village.
The demolition, it was gathered, was carried out to ensure correction of all infractions and abuses of the Abuja Master Plan.
The Director of the Department, Malam Muktar Galadima, who led previous demolition in the city had on August 12 this year said the FCTA would not condone land racketeering and grabbing.
He said “The FCTA has already made it clear that the actions and activities of land racketeers cannot and will never be condoned
“That is why we are removing all those illegal developments.”
Bulldozers were seen demolishing buildings while people were running, removing what they could salvage from their belongings.