Many commercial sex workers were left stranded on Wednesday, after the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), demolished a popular brothel, Chris Garden and Guest Inn, at Dakibiu, Jabi, a suburb of Abuja.
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It was reported that owners and occupants of structures in the community had been given demolition notices, asking them to vacate the area.
It was gathered that Dakibiu residents as early as 9.00am, began removing their properties from their houses, before officials arrived with bulldozers.
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However, when the FCTA officials arrived with bulldozers, accompanied by journalists and armed policemen, they commenced demolition from the brother, said to be located at the north end of the community.
According to Premium Times, the structure with 36 rooms was brought down within 15 minutes, as the sex workers and other occupants watched in agony.
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The publication said some commercial sex workers were still packing their belongings, when the exercise started.
One of the sex workers identified simply as Kate, claimed they were not given adequate notice before the demolition exercise.
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“This is unfair, at least they should have given as at least two weeks to pack out and find another place to stay,” she said.
After the exercise, scavengers started prowling the debris for valuables, picking rods and some other building materials.
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