- warns citizens to avoid areas around protest
The US embassy in Lagos has shutdown its consular office following the rising violence rocking ENDSARS protests.
The Embassy disclosed this via its verified Twitter handle on Tuesday evening.
The consular said protests “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 4:00 p.m. on October 20,” the consular tweeted.
The closure will last for two days.
The US government warned all its citizens to “avoid areas around protest” and demonstrations, and monitor media for updates”.
“Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.” The embassy also posted on its website.