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Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame
Officials call waterfront settlement's demolition a 'security measure', while rights groups denounce it as 'land grab'.
Otodo Gbame residents fled on canoes as their homes were being levelled [Justice and Empowerment Initiatives]
Thousands of people in Nigeria's Lagos state were left homeless on Sunday after police stormed an informal fishing settlement and set fire to their homes, according to rights groups and residents.
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Lagos - the largest city in Africa - 21 million people
Lagos /ˈleɪɡɒs/ (Yoruba: Èkó) is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest city in Africa. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. Lagos is a major financial centre in Africa; the megacity has the highest GDP, and also houses one of the largest and busiest ports on the continent.
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