The U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria has advised its citizens to avoid some places in Nigeria ahead of the June 12, Democracy Day.
In a statement by the embassy, U.S. citizens in Nigeria are advised to stay away from some specific places in the country due to several groups planning to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day.
According to the statement; “police presence and response can be expected nationwide, including in Abuja where government events are scheduled to celebrate the national holiday and in Lagos where simultaneous protests are planned.
“The likely locations for the protests in Abuja will be at Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Roundabout, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road, and British Circle. In Lagos, the likely locations for protests will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Calls for the protests suggest they may begin as early as 07:00 a.m.
Citizens are advised to:
- Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
- Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
- Monitor local media for updates; and
- Keep a low profile.