Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (October 13, 2020)

Location:  Nigeria

Date:  October 13, 2020

Event:  Multiple demonstrations are occurring nationwide, to include areas within the districts of Lagos and Abuja, protesting Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).  Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.  All U.S. citizens are urged to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories.

Actions To Take:

  • Avoid the areas of the demonstration(s)
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests
  • Keep a low profile
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Review the Travel Advisory for Nigeria

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