Nigeria Evicts Thousands of Residents From Slums

Nigeria Evicts Thousands of Residents From Slums

Reyna Hansen, Staff Writer

Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria evicted thousands of impoverished residents from a Lagos slum, leaving many homeless, residents and eyewitnesses told CNN. Residents described scenes of panic and confusion Tuesday as hundreds of navy personnel pushed into Tarkwa Bay and neighboring island communities on the Lagos Lagoon, ordering them to leave in an hour. Mohammad Zanna, a resident and paralegal, told CNN that the forces shot sporadically into the air as residents, who said they had no prior notice, scrambled to find their families and pack their belongings