Monthly Archives: April 2017

Residents say one dead, shacks razed as Lagos defies court ban on slum eviction

Less than three months after Lagos High Court ruled evictions would be “inhuman”, police again forced thousands from homes

 

Photo: Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

Residents evacuate Otodo Gbame, a slum community on the edge of Lagos’ Lagoon, on April 9, 2017. State authorities forced more than 2,000 residents from their homes at first light and onto boats in the lake, before setting fires to homes. Photo: Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

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