The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, on Thursday, began massive clearance at Utako, Jabi and Wuye Districts.
The exercise caused the displacement of several illegal car marts, mechanic workshops, worship places, road side traders and a scavengers’ colony.
Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the FCT Minister led the operation, NAN reports.
The official said some residents had taken for granted the administration’s respect for human rights.
The FCTA said lawless persons were gradually turning the Utako and Jabi parks areas to places that jeopardised both health and security of the city.
Attah decried how scavengers took over nearby undeveloped plots around the districts, lamenting that they added growing of cannabis to their other illegal activities.
“What is going on here is a total clean-up in Utako, Wuye and Tunde Idiagbon connecting points.
“We are removing Baban Bola. You could be shocked seeing matured grown cannabis. We have been seeing them regularly within the Baban Bola colonies.
“It is not safe for people to stay here, especially when Baban Bola takes over an expanse of land like this”, NAN quoted him as saying.
Attah said environmental, security and planning issues were reasons for the massive clean-up, adding that the areas will wear a new look in the next one week.