Two persons were killed as Ikota slum was demolished by unknown gunmen

Two persons are feared dead after unknown gunmen stormed the Ikota slum in Lekki and carried out demolition of the shanties in the area.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the slum at about 9am on Friday November 16, and ordered the inhabitants to vacate their homes as they have been marked for demolition.
The residents revealed to reporters that some persons had come to the area in the first week of November to mark their homes for demolition. They woke up on Friday morning to see soldiers and policemen in their area.
At about 9am, men with bulldozers moved into their community and started demolishing every structure in sight. Two of the residents reportedly died due to shock.
The state government is yet to confirm if it authorized the demolition carried out on Friday morning



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