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Nigeria: Lagos state government must stop wave of devastating forced evictions

Headline Title:  Nigeria: Lagos state government must stop wave of devastating forced evictions 12 August 2013 New evidence from satellite images reveals the true extent of a forced eviction in Badia East, Lagos – one of Africa’s two megacities. The pictures, taken before and after demolitions carried out by the Lagos state government on 23 February 2013, clearly show that a densely populated area containing concrete houses and other structures was razed to the ground.It is estimated that close to 9,000 residents of Badia East lost their homes or livelihoods. However senior officials…

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