Post-election Violence

What is affected
Housing Social/public
Housing private
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 28 November 2008
Region AFA [ Africa anglophone ]
Country Nigeria
Location Plateau state

Affected persons

Total 24000
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Development Bandu_Ama_decision.pdf
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

From: Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) <> Nigeria: Post-election violence displaces thousands in Plateau State Hundreds of people were killed and thousands displaced in a two-day clash in Plateau State’s capital, Jos, at the end of November. The violence was triggered by disagreement over the results of the local state elections, which gave victory to the government-backed People’s Democratic Party (PDP) over the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). Days after the violence aid agencies were struggling to provide medical help to the injured and basic assistance to those displaced. The National Emergency Management Agency estimated that up to 24,000 people had found refuge in makeshift camps set up in schools, army barracks, churches and mosques. No compensation mechanisms have yet been announced for those who have lost their homes. Human Rights Watch called on the federal government to establish an independent inquiry into the violence and to undertake concrete steps to end discriminatory policies that favour “indigenous” citizens over “settlers” which lie at the root of the violence.

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