U.S. government closes embassy in Lagos
The US government has temporarily closed its consulate in Lagos.
The consulate said this in a statement released on Tuesday, October 20. Read below.
“Many demonstrations are taking place throughout Nigeria, including areas in the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. Although most of the demonstrations are peaceful, some have escalated into violence and closed major roads and bridges.
Some police stations were attacked. Lagos state has closed all schools indefinitely since October 19 due to protests and imposed a 24-hour curfew from 4:00 pm on October 20.
Consulate General in Lagos is closed today and tomorrow.
We continue to urge all US citizens to avoid areas around protests and rallies and to check local media for updates and traffic warnings. Remain vigilant and avoid areas affected by protests. “