Rights group demands action over Lagos state’s ‘attacks on poor communities’ living on lucrative land, which it says have killed 11 people and displaced 30,000

Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government to stop the violent evictions of people from waterfront communities in Lagos that have left 11 dead.

The human rights organisation says 30,000 people have been evicted and 11 have died in midnight evictions in which police have set houses on fire, shot live ammunition and teargas at residents and then sent bulldozers in to destroy their homes.

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