Nigeria's Lagos State Authorities Urged to Stop Mass Evictions

The Lagos State government has rejected Amnesty International's report on forced evictions in the state, saying it is biased and contains inaccuracies and exaggerations. In a report entitled, The Human Cost of a Megacity: Forced Evictions of the Urban Poor In Lagos, Nigeria, Amnesty said over 30,000 people had been forcibly evicted from settlements in the state in defiance of court orders.



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Members of the Otodo Gbame community.