Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame - Al Jazeera English

Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame  Al Jazeera EnglishThousands 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...

Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame - Al Jazeera English
Thousands displaced as police raze Lagos' Otodo Gbame  Al Jazeera English

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. Community members of the Otodo Gbame riverine community said armed police fired bullets and tear gas indiscriminately, forcing them onto canoes in the water as their houses were levelled. One man was shot in the neck and later died, residents and Justice and Empowerment Initiatives (JEI), a Lagos-based group working with the community, told Al Jazeera. The forceful eviction followed the destructio...