Demonstration Alert – Protests near Embassy – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Location: U.S. Embassy, Abuja city, Nigeria and nearby areas.

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Abuja advises U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place this morning near the Embassy grounds and may affect access to consular services.  We have no information about the duration or schedule of these protests.  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to exercise caution traveling within Abuja city throughout this period. Recent protests have encountered a strong police/security force response, including the use of tear gas. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.

Assistance:

  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444