By Simon Ateba/Lagos


The Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, Mr. Jens-Petter Kjemprud, was shocked on Wednesday after touring the demolished Otodo Gbame community in Lekki area of Lagos.

Bulldozers raced to the water front community on Friday March 17 and demolished hundreds of houses, leaving about 5, 000 already impoverished people homeless, including a baby that was born last Sunday.

Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud told THE SIMON ATEBA TV that he was “shocked” at the “unbelievable level of destruction” he saw.

He said he came to see things for himself and had hoped that a peaceful resolution would be found after a court order in January.

Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud, American lawyer for the community Megan Chapman and Journalist Simon Ateba on a boat ride at Otodo Gbame Community in Lagos on March 22, 2017

He rode on a boat to see the community from the water. A personal account of that ride by SIMON ATEBA is to be published later today.

Ambassador Jens-Petter Kjemprud and Journalist Simon Ateba on a boat ride at Otodo Gbame Community in Lagos on March 22, 2017

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