Non indigenous dwellers of Mpape on Tuesday raised alarm that over three million people living in Mpape in Bwari Area Council will be internally displaced if the FCT Administration fails to rescind its decision to demolish the community.
The group in a communiqué read by its Zone 1 secretary, Umar B. Usman, said the figure excluded children and young people and appealed to the relevant authorities, especially President Goodluck Jonathan to consider the plights of those to be affected.
The group noted that if the president fails to intervene on the matter, the exercise will stamp his administration as an un caring and non responsive one.
According to the communiqué, any policy of government, however well articulated, that seeks to displace three million families in a swoop, runs contrary to the spirit and intent of Article 18 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, which provides that the family shall be the natural and basis of the society, and as such is illegal.
"We are calling on the government to rethink its stand. Let the administration not hide under the law to perpetrate social injustice," the communiqué read in part.