June 12 Protests: US Issues Directive to Citizens

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The United States Mission in Nigeria has asked her citizens not to get involved in the planned protests across Nigeria on June 12.

This follows the planned protest announced by various groups on June 12, designated as Democracy Day.

In an advisory to its citizens in Nigeria, the US embassy advised them to lay low and avoid the areas where the protests are scheduled to hold.

It read, “Several groups have announced their intentions to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day. 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 7 am.

“Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the demonstrations. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. Monitor local media for updates. Keep a low profile.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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