Nigeria : Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame

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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'.

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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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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'.

Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath
b76f845251a94b9ab0c88a8e763ae030_18.jpg

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.

Click Here to Read All

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Destee

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#africa - #nigeria - #lagos
Also because I have Nigerian ancestry, of course I continue to awfully concerned about future of this particular african nation in 2017 as well...
 

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