Several people were critically injured and properties worth billions of naira destroyed yesterday in Abuja when senior staff members of Development Control Department of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) led over 60 armed soldiers and mobile policemen to Winning Clause Estate, Gwarimpa, for a demolition exercise. By the time they left, over 200 duplexes had been pulled down.
The demolition team which arrived at the estate at about 10am yesterday sealed off the two gates leading to the estate and drafted armed soldiers to area to prevent residents from going in or coming out from the estate. Many of the house owners who had gone to their places of work before the demolition team arrived later came and met their buildings pulled down
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