Security Alert – U.S. Consulate Lagos

Location:  Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Date:  October 22, 2020

Event:  Gunfire in Ikoyi

There are reports of a fire and gunfire in the vicinity of Ikoyi prison, off of Ribadu Road on Ikoyi Island in Lagos.  Armed individuals can be seen on the roads near the prison.  We urge all U.S. citizens to avoid this area and remain indoors.

U.S. citizens in Lagos State are advised to respect the ongoing 24-hour, round the clock curfew.  Continue to be vigilant. Communications networks may be disrupted. Consider using SMS, landlines, social media, and email to check in with family and friends.

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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