Insecurity: FCTA dislodges scavengers in Katampe

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Worried by the security threats scavengers pose to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Thursday dislodged scavengers colony in Katampe, Abuja.

Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement to the Minister of FCT, Ikharo Attah, while speaking to journalists, in Abuja, urged the indigenes that are renting their cashew plantations to scavengers to stop it.

Attah said, “Part of our work is to rid the city of babanbola, the criminally minded refuse collector. We came here to Katampe, where we met them hidden in this cashew plantation and we have gone ahead to remove them.

“They are people who are largely tied to crime. wWe even saw someones plate number and we asked them what they are doing with someones plate number. They couldn’t explain, so we had to collect it from them. Sometimes, we see female handbag, shoes and cloths. It may be because women are vulnerable.
He reiterated the commitment of the administration to removing scavenger’s colonies in Federal Capital City (FCC).
“We are going after babanbola strongly in Abuja.

The Minister has given us a matching order while all the security chiefs are giving us maximum support, that we must go and remove all the babanbolas in their colonies across Abuja, especially across FCC.
“They are very dangerous people. Maybe some indigenous owners of cashew trees rent out their cashew plantation to them or some are being chased out and their farm taken over by these dangerous elements. we will keep removing them.”

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