End SARS: US Embassy shuts Consulate General, tells citizens what to do

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Consulate in Nigeria and the United States Embassy has warned American citizens to avoid areas around demonstrations and protests.

The US Embassy also urged its citizens always to check local media for updates and traffics advisories. At the same time, continue to be vigilant and avoid affected areas by the protests across the Nigerian.

On Tuesday, the US Embassy also gave these warnings in a press statement released on its official website.

Part of the statement read, “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within Abuja and Lagos’ consular districts.

“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 4:00 p.m. on October 20.

 “Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.”

The US Embassy also urged US citizens to avoid the demonstration(d), exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, and keep a low profile.

Other precautionary measures as released by the embassy are for the citizens to be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and review the travel advisory for Nigeria.

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