Hard Times for Lagos Slum Dwellers Caught in Race for Land - VOA News

Hard Times for Lagos Slum Dwellers Caught in Race for Land  VOA NewsSheltering under planks on his boat moored at a waterside slum in Lagos, fisherman Thomson Pascal is trying to protect his six children from the rain flooding into...

Hard Times for Lagos Slum Dwellers Caught in Race for Land - VOA News
Hard Times for Lagos Slum Dwellers Caught in Race for Land  VOA News

Sheltering under planks on his boat moored at a waterside slum in Lagos, fisherman Thomson Pascal is trying to protect his six children from the rain flooding into what is now their new home. He is one of 30,000 residents who have been living in boats, shacks or in the open since bulldozers escorted by policemen destroyed their slum dwellings as competition for building land heats up in Nigeria's booming commercial capital. The site of their former settlement is now guarded by police and young men. A developer has unveiled plans to build a luxury residential and commercial complex there. As...