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FCT Officials Demolish Dokpesi's Structures In Abuja

Bulldozers from the Federal Capital Development Authority on Tuesday morning in Abuja demolished some buildings within the premises of the African Independent Television.
A Punch correspondent gathered that officials of the agency came with policemen and forced their way into the premises before embarking on the demolition exercise.
Some sets of buildings at the entrance of the television station located on Padoma Hill, Asokoro, and the fence that separated the station from some private building were brought down by the bulldozers.
It was gathered that the FCDA had raised issues concerning some structures within the compound since 2011, but the issues were said to have been resolved.
However, a month ago, it was also learnt that the FCDA brought out the issues that were said to have been resolved.
A source close to the station also said that the FCDA also complained about the road that was constructed by the broadcast station to facilitate access to it in 2007.
An official of DAAR Communications told TheCable that the building meant for security staff of the organisation had been demolished. It is still not clear why the demolishing is taking place but the action has caused panic among workers and residents of the area.

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