Police disperse evicted Otodo-Gbame shanty dwellers protest


Police broke up a sit-in protest in Lagos early Thursday, dispersing hundreds of former slum-dwellers demanding compensation after being evicted from their waterfront homes.

A woman holds a sign as she and other evictees of Otodo-Gbame, a Lagos shanty town, march to press for relief and resettlement in Lagos on November 15, 2017.
More than 30,000 people in Otodo-Gbame and the Ilubirin areas of Lagos have been made homeless in the last year. Amnesty International on November 14 published a new report into the evictions, branding them “unlawful” and calling for an investigation into claims of violence. / AFP PHOTO

Some 600 people from the Otodo-Gbame area of the Nigerian megacity, including women and children, had earlier on Wednesday marched to the office of the state governor.

They were among more than more than 30,000 people made homeless in the last year, as part of a move by…

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