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Images: Demolition of Otodo Gbame community

On Friday, March 17 2017, the Lagos State Government demolished and forcefully evicted the Otodo Gbame community, an act that has been greeted by widespread condemnation.

The exercise was said to have been carried out in disregard for a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts communities.

But government said the action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that led to the razing of the Otodo Gbame community in November 2016.

It adds that the action was informed by the overriding public interest to ensure that the waterfront area is free from environmentally injurious and unsanitary habitation.

Otodo-Gbame

The kids appear to care less about the happenings around them

Otodo-Gbame

A bulldozer in action

Otodo-Gbame

Homeless…

Otodo-Gbame

What next?

Otodo-Gbame

View of a disappearing community

Otodo-Gbame

Heading to where?

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