Security Alert: U.S. Consulate Lagos

Location: Lagos and Ogun, Nigeria
Date:  July 23, 2021

Event: Movement Restrictions Due to Local Government Elections on July 24, 2021

The Lagos and Ogun State governments have announced restrictions on movement throughout their respective states on July 24, 2021 due to upcoming local government elections.  Lagos State has announced movement restrictions from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Ogun State from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  U.S. citizens in the area should continue to adhere to the movement restrictions put in place by local and federal governments.

U.S. citizens are also advised to remain vigilant and take precautions as violence at or around polling locations may occur.

Actions to Take:

  • Follow all local laws and movement restrictions.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of a polling station.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile.

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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