The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned residents of the Idu Train Station, Apo Tapi, and Lugbe areas of the Abuja Metropolitan Area Council (AMAC) about the proliferation of unlawful housing estates and other development.
The agency said it has already served all pertinent notifications, marked the structures, and is preparing to launch a significant removal operation.
In a press conference on Friday, Mukhtar Galadima, Director of Department of Development Control (DDC) in FCTA, said the agency is worried because of the escalating advertisements on social media by land grabbers and illegal developers of housing estates.
Galadima hinted that these areas have not yet been detailed with design layout, but people are carrying fake title documents that it is been allocated by AMAC.
According to him, with the constitution of the FCT Urban and Planning Tribunal, land grabbing and other menaces will be reduced, as there would be prosecution of defaulters.
“Our attention has been drawn to some areas of the city where people are developing without any title developments. And we want to educate the public and inform them that some of these adverts are on illegal developments.