ADVOCACY SPOTLIGHT: FORCED EVICTION OF BADIA EAST COMMUNITY, LAGOS STATE
Without notice, consultation, or resettlement, at 7am on February 23 2013, bulldozers and armed men from the Lagos State Government descended on the Badia East community, demolishing the homes and businesses of over 9,000 residents.
Not only was the land subject to ongoing litigation before the Lagos State High Court, but the Badia East community was an intended beneficiary of the $200 million dollar World Bank funded Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project (LMDGP) urban upgrading activities.
- "Nigeria: World Bank panel turns its back on forcibly evicted community" by Amnesty International (July 18, 2014)
- "The World Bank Just Made Lagos' Poorest Poorer" by Nezir Sanani, Bank Information Center USA (July 10, 2014)
- "If You Love Your Life, Move Out!" Forced Eviction in Badia East, Lagos State by Amnesty International and the Social and Economic Rights Action Center (August 12, 2014)
- Photographs from one month after the demolition by Andrew Maki and Megan Chapman
- Photographs of the demolition of Badia East on February 23, 2013 by Andrew Maki and Megan Chapman