238 views | Doris Emmanuel | October 20, 2020
United States Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria has warned American citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations.
The Embassy also urged the citizens to always check local media for updates and traffics advisories, while continue to be vigilant and avoid affected areas by the protests across the country.
The Embassy gave the warning in a press statement released on its official website on Tuesday.
Part of the statement read, “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos.
“Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges. Some police stations have been targeted.
“Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00 p.m. on October 20.
“Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow”.
The Embassy also urged US citizens to: Avoid the areas of the demonstration(d), exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests and keep a low profile.
Other precautionary measures as released by the embassy is for the citizens to be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates as well as review the travel advisory for Nigeria.