Residents of Trademore Estate on Monday trooped out in their numbers to protest the planned demolition of the Estate by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
The FCT Administration had announced a plan to demolish the estate situated along the Lugbe-Airport axis following a catastrophic flood incident after heavy rainfall in the early hours of Friday, the 23rd of June.
The administration had declared the Estate a disaster zone, adding that the decision followed the “consistent and persistent” threat of flooding in the Estate and urged residents to evacuate promptly.
The development, however, was not appreciated by residents who came out on Monday morning calling on the FCTA rather provide engineering solutions than demolish houses.
Some of the residents held placards with different inscriptions such as “Provide engineering solutions, not roadside approach”, “put an end to senseless killing”, “Trademore Estate is not a disaster zone”, etc.