The United States Embassy Consulate in Nigeria has on Tuesday warned its citizens to avoid areas around the #EndSARS protests and demonstrations.
The Embassy urged its citizens to always check local media for updates and traffic advisories and to be vigilant and avoid affected areas by the protests across the country.
The Embassy sent this warning in a press statement issued on its official website on Tuesday, October 20.
It read in part, “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.”
It continued, “Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4pm on October 20.”
“Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow”.
The Embassy further implored US citizens to: avoid the areas of the demonstration(s), 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.Follow us on social media