“Bullets were skipping over the top of the water” : BBC News

“Bullets were skipping over the top of the water” BBC News

In Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, hundreds of people have been forced out of their homes by the police. The State government is carrying out the demolition of waterfront communities by setting fire on the houses and forcefully evicting the occupants. It is believed that over four thousand people are said to be living in the Otodo-Gbame community that was destroyed.

The government has said that it is clearing the community because it poses an environmental threat, following large fires there last year.

Megan Chapman is from a charity group Justice and Empowerment Initiative.

(Photo & Video: Residents of Otodo-Gbame flee by boat. Credit: Justice and Empowerment Initiative.)

Release date: 10 April 2017