Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate Lagos, Nigeria

Location: Various locations around Lagos.  Protest activity has been reported in and around MTN, Shoprite and other South African establishments.

Event: U.S. Consulate Lagos alerts U.S. citizens of sporadic unrest and demonstrations in various locations around Lagos.  Protest activity has been reported in and around MTN, Shoprite and other South African establishments.

U.S. citizens should avoid protests and areas where large gatherings may occur.  Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.  U.S. citizens in Nigeria are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the areas around MTN, Shoprite and other South African establishments.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Review your personal security plans.

If you require assistance, please contact U.S. Consulate Lagos using the contact information below.

U.S. Consulate Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: (01) 460-3400
E-mail: LagosACS@state.gov

For further information:

See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Nigeria Country Specific Information

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.