#EndSARS: US Consulate Shut Down

Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow following the activities of hoodlums who have been attacking #EndSARS protesters in parts of Nigeria.

This was announced by the US Embassy in Nigeria.

A message alert to US citizens posted on the website of the embassy said the action was taken due to the attacks by hoodlums.

“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.

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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”, the Embassy said.

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US citizens were advised to 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, and review the Travel Advisory for Nigeria.

 

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