United States Govt shuts down its Embassy In Lagos

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The United States government has temporarily shut down its consulate in Lagos.

The consulate announced this in a statement released today Tuesday, October 20. Read below.

“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 4:00pm 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.”

13 Comments

  1. Speak louder and let them know what’s going on in this country that police officers are brutalizing their citizens and because of this we are protesting.

  2. Once you sealed up your office they will know that we are joking with our demands that police and SARS should end their brutality. #policebrutality

  3. Let the international community knows that Nigeria is no more safe and they should come to our aids, we don’t have anybody to assist us on this because all our leaders and politicians are corrupt and selfish.

  4. This is good… They should just go and never comes back again cuz they are the one that back this tyranny to be doing all this crape for us…. Useless presido….

  5. Once You Sealed Up Your Office They Will Know That We Are Joking With Our Demands That Police And SARS Should End Their Brutality. #Policebrutality

  6. Let The International Community Knows That Nigeria Is No More Safe And They Should Come To Our Aids, We Don’t Have Anybody To Assist Us On This Because All Our Leaders And Politicians Are Corrupt And Selfish.

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