The FCT Administration on Friday warned livestock traders doing businesses along major road corridors in the city to desist from such activities or face the consequences.
Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Taskforce on City Sanitation, Mr. Ikharo Attah, issued the warning when he led a team on a raid of an illegal ram market at Dutse Alhaji in Abuja.
Attah said that the FCT Administration would seek forfeiture orders against offenders in court.
He recalled that the FCTA had sacked the market in the past, warning that rams found in illegal markets would be confiscated and the owners prosecuted.
“We want to get the ram sellers organised, but we found out that people appear not to be willing to sell rams in an organised manner.
“We have given them points where they can sell rams so that those who want to buy will do so and sacrifice to Allah, in line with the teachings of Islam.“But to our utmost shock, some persons just want to do what they like and they went to Dutse Alhaji, around the Public Service Institute, to create a ram market which we had sacked in 2019.” (Punch)