Mass evictions prompt protests as Nigerian housing crisis mounts

LAGOS (Reuters) – The men in naval uniforms charged into the Nigerian waterfront village of Okun Glass in the morning, chased out the residents, then called in the bulldozers.

A woman poses for a picture at the site of demolition of the Okun Glass community in Lagos, Nigeria January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

De facto village leader, 75-year-old Dauda Musa, said he fled as the men fired guns into the air. “They demolished our homes,” he said, standing in the rubble of what was once home to 3,000 people down…

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