Amnesty International Canada

Nasu Abdulaziz

SHOT AND FORCED

OUT OF HIS HOME

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Ask the Governor to investigate the forced evictions in Nasu's community!

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Nasu was shot and forced out of his home in Otodo Gbame, Nigeria. Demand justice, compensation and an end to forced evictions.

Nasu Abdulaziz used to live in a village called Otodo Gbame in the city of Lagos in Nigeria. Otodo Gbame is an informal settlement, but it has always been his home.  

The men first came when Nasu was twenty-one. They arrived with guns and bulldozers at night without warning. Acting on the orders of the government, these men set upon the homes of this century-old community, crushing and burning down houses, shooting families and destroying livelihoods.

The men came back again and again. Once, Nasu was shot in the arm and he barely survived. Another time, when the men returned they fired shots and used tear gas to force residents out of their homes. The panicked residents fled – some drowned in the nearby lagoon trying to flee the violence. It is believed that nine people were killed, fifteen are still missing.

In total, 30,000 people have been evicted. Many have been forced to live in canoes, under bridges, or with other people in packed conditions. Nasu is part of the Nigerian Slum/ Informal Settlement Federation, a mass movement of people who won’t rest until they secure their right to a home.

Sign the petition and demand:

  • An investigation into the forced eviction of Nasu’s community, and to make sure that they are resettled and given full compensation

  • A commitment to a moratorium on forced evictions in Lagos state.

JOIN NASU’S CALL TO END ENFORCED EVICTIONS!

Read the petition letter below

To: H.E. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu,
Governor of Lagos State

Dear Sir,

Nasu Abdulaziz was 23 when men with guns and in bulldozers descended without warning on his community of Otodo Gbame, Lagos. Government must investigate this act of violence which resulted in the loss of numerous homes in the century-old community. Homes have been burned down, families have been shot at, tear gas has been used and livelihoods destroyed. Nine people are believed to have been killed, another 15 are still missing and 30,000 people have been left homeless.

Ensure a full investigation into the forced eviction of Nasu’s community, and make sure that everyone is resettled and given full compensation.

Yours Sincerely,

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