Living with the dead: Ayobo residents appeal to govt to construct cemetery fence
By TVC News Nigeria
17 December 2019 | 6:05 am
A cemetery threatens to sack them from their homes. Temitope Bademosi reports that residents of Legacy road and Wonderland Estate, Amule, Ayobo, Lagos are appealing to the government to save them from a looming epidemic.
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