Message for American Citizens – Demonstration Alert

Location:  Nigeria
Date:  October 20, 2020
Event:  Ongoing Protests

Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos.  Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.  Some police stations have been targeted.  Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00 p.m. on October 20.  Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.

We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories.  Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.

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 

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.
AbujaACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate Lagos
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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