Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria

Event:  The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has received reports that demonstrators plan to gather in front of the Consulate on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 to protest current events in the United States.  Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas of  Walter Carrington Crescent, the U.S. Consulate General office building, and surrounding areas.
  • Avoid  demonstrations  and large crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Wear a mask when in public spaces to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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
  • Nigeria Country Information
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