Following the increased cases of violent clashes between endSARS protesters and hoodlums as well as security agents,the US mission in Nigeria has issued a warning to it’s citizens living within Nigeria.
The statement reads:
Date: October 20, 2020
Event: Ongoing Protests
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.
We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.
Actions To Take:
Avoid the areas of the demonstration(s)
Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
Keep a low profile
Be aware of your surroundings
Monitor local media for updates
Review the Travel Advisory for Nigeria
U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria.