On Tuesday,agencies and departments in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) embarked on a clean-up of illegally occupied spaces in the Nyanya axis of the territory.
The exercise, done in conjunction with the police, military and other law enforcement agencies, saw the removal of illegal structures within Kugbo and Nyanya areas.
The agencies involved in the clean-up were the Abuja Metropolitan Management Company (AMMC), Department of Development Control, Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), and the Parks and Recreation Department of FCTA.
The Coordinator of AMMC, Mr Reuben Okoya, said that the exercise was partly informed by the recent bomb explosion in the area.
“We have been engaged in exercises like this in the past; the difference is that we are being more diligent now because of the recent security challenges in this axis.
“After the recent bomb explosions, the minister came here and ordered that the entire Nyanya corridor should be cleaned up.