Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Location: Abuja FCT, Nigeria (Dutse Market, Nyanya, Mararaba, Lugbe, Zuba, Garki, APO Roundabout, and surrounding areas).

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Abuja advises U.S. citizens that there are reports of election-related violence in Abuja City and the surrounding areas. Supporters of different political parties are clashing and demonstrators are blocking roads, stopping vehicles, and demanding allegiance to their party from motorists.  U.S. Government personnel have been advised to avoid roads in and around Abuja until further notice.  The U.S. Embassy is also advising its personnel to remain at work or home until further notice. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Avoid the areas of Dutse Market, Nyanya, Mararaba, Lugbe, Zuba, Garki, and APO Roundabout.
  • 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.


+(234) 9 461-4328

+(234) 9 461-4000 (after hours)

+(234) 1 460-3600

+(234) 1 460-3400 (after hours)

  • State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444