Nigeria: Making the destitute homeless – forced evictions in Makoko, Lagos State

Index Number: AFR 44/001/2006

This report focuses mainly on the forced evictions carried out in Makoko in April 2005 and shows how these fit into a pattern of forced evictions in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria. Amnesty International is concerned that the Government of Nigeria is violating its obligation under international human rights law, to refrain from forced evictions, and to ensure that the law is enforced against its own agents. Amnesty International urges the Nigerian Government to immediately stop all forced evictions; to place an immediate moratorium on all evictions; and to ensure that all those forcibly evicted have adequate alternative accommodation.

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