June 12: US Sends Warning Message To Citizens In Nigeria

The United States Mission in Nigeria has cautioned its citizens living in Nigeria to be careful during the June 12 protests.

The Embassy took to its website on Friday to sound a word of caution to the Americans as it alerted them of .the protests and told them to avoid the areas of the demonstrations for their own safety.

The statement  was titled, “Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (June 11, 2021) – Nationwide Protests on Democracy Day.”

It read:  “Several groups have announced their intentions to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day. 

“Police presence and response can be expected nationwide, including in Abuja where government events are scheduled to celebrate the national holiday and in Lagos where simultaneous protests are planned.  

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“The likely locations for the protests in Abuja will be at Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Roundabout, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road, and British Circle. In Lagos, the likely locations for protests will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Calls for the protests suggest they may begin as early as 07:00 a.m. 

“Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations; exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests; monitor local media for updates; keep a low profile.

“Assistance: U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria. Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4000 during business hours; after-hours press zero (0)
AbujaACS@state.gov. 
“U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria. 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours. LagosACS@state.gov. State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444.”

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