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ELECHI WATERFRONT DEMOLITION GROUPS ACCUSE RIVERS STATE GOV’T OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

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The human rights body, Amnesty International, and its civil society partners working in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have condemned the ongoing forced eviction of waterfront communities in the Diobu axis of the city.
Amnesty made the condemnation in a joint statement with Justice and Empowerment Initiative, Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation, Social Action Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform, and Center for Environment, Human Rights, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth and Development.
According to the groups, over 2000 people were already displaced from their homes while tens of thousands in neighbouring communities are under imminent threat.
The groups have accused the Rivers State Government of evicting residents of the area, on Saturday, without adequate notice or any form of consultation.

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