The Lagos State Government has demolished thirteen illegal buildings at I.K. Peter Street, Ajao Estate, cited in close proximity to the Murtala International Airport, Lagos.
Officials of the Lagos State Building Control Agency, backed by taskforce officials stormed the area with bulldozers to begin demolition of the illegal structures after series of notices served the occupants.
Its General Manager, Gbolahan Oki, said the buildings lacked required approvals, while being located around Airport restricted areas, with some on aviation fuel pipelines.
Oki, who feared the havoc that a fire outbreak from the pipeline could cause to lives and properties, said the builders also lacked required documents as approvals for construction in that area.