By Sunny A. David
A team from the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Awka Capital Territory Development Authority and Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, OCHA Brigade has demolished illegal structures at Iyi-Agu Estate Awka.
The team carried out the action after the occupants remained adamant to several quit notices issued to them by the Anambra State government.
Our correspondent, reports that the team, led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority, Venerable Amaechi Okwuosa said the action became necessary due to the fact that some of the occupants indulge in arm robbery, drug abuse and other social vices.
Venerable Okwuosa, who also attributed the action to the breach of three months, twenty-one days and seven days quit notices issued to them, announced that they already have plan of building a recreational facility or Motor park at the site as soon as possible.
He appealed to inhabitants of the Awka Capital Territory to always abide by the rules as illegal, occupation of government lands will not be tolerated.
The Managing Director and Superintendent General of OCHA Brigade, Mr. Douglas-Felix Okafor affirmed that their continued stay at that site posses a lot of health, environmental and fire hazards.
Mr. Okafor an Engineer while advising them to be law abiding warned that henceforth defaulters would be arrested and prosecuted.
Speaking on behalf of the illegal occupants, Mr. Surajo Dalhatu, who accepted that they were served many quit notices, appealed for more time to enable them conclude arrangement and pick their belongings to the new site beside the Ngozika Housing Estate.