Some residents of Apo Akpmajenya in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, were on Saturday rendered homeless as no fewer than 134 houses were demolished by the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA .
The demolition took place in the early hours when residents of the community were still sleeping.
According to Sahara Reporters, a man, who identified himself as Ezekiel John, said he lost his house and shop to the demolition.
He said, “They came with bulldozers and started destroying everything in sight. They didn’t even allow us salvage our properties.
“When they brought the notice initially, we asked them to provide us with an alternative place but nobody answered us.”
In response, the Director, Department of Development Control, Mallam Muktar Galadima, said that the FCTA through its relavant agencies had interfaced with residents of the settlement on the need for them to vacate the area, which falls within the corridor of the planed Outer Southern Express Way.