• Short Summary

    LAGOS, NIGERIA

    The shanty town of Badiya in the suburbs of Lagos was badly damaged by fire on January 28 after departing Ghanaians had apparently set it alight before being evicted from Nigeria.

  • Description

    1. GV PAN Various shots of burnt out buildings (3 shots) 0.24
    2. GV Workers constructing new buildings (2 shots) 0.35
    3. GV PAN Buildings being erected 0.43
    4. GV Temporary plank bridge between buildings (3 shots) 1.02
    5. GV PAN Destroyed buildings in background as landlord talks (SOT) 1.52
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LAGOS, NIGERIA

    The shanty town of Badiya in the suburbs of Lagos was badly damaged by fire on January 28 after departing Ghanaians had apparently set it alight before being evicted from Nigeria. It took firemen several hours to bring the blaze under control. This was due to lack of access to the area. By the time emergency services arrived ten hectares (25 acres) of shanty town was destroyed, but there were no casualties. Badiya had the largest concentration of Ghanaian immigrants before they were forced to leave on January 31. It is believed the Ghanaians wanted a refund of rent paid in advance, but landlords refused to pay. Two million illegal immigrants in Nigeria were given two weeks (until January 31) to leave the country. An estimated one million were Ghanaians. Before the fire, construction of new houses in Badiya had begun, with many of the illegal immigrants working as carpenters. This landlord spoke on behalf of other property owners when he said the blaze and departure of tenants means a serious loss of income.

    Source: REUTERS - SHITTU FABIYI

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB3QYICJUA0DNWKXQRQ660ILGG
    Media URN:
    VLVAB3QYICJUA0DNWKXQRQ660ILGG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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