The United States Embassy in Nigeria at Walter Carrington Crescent in Victoria Island, Lagos has issued a serious warning to Nigerians based on the protest that was held near their office to call for justice for the late Floyd George who was killed by a police officer in the United State.
Some Nigerians were seen to have led a protest in Abuja to the US embassy in that region on Tuesday and for that reason, the branch of the US embassy in Lagos State on their website issued a direct warning to Nigerians.
“The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has received reports that demonstrators plan to gather in front of the Consulate on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 to protest current events in the United States,” the alert read.
“Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence.
“Avoid the areas of Walter Carrington Crescent, the U.S. Consulate General office building, and surrounding areas. Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
“Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor local media for updates. Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa. Review your personal security plans. Wear a mask when in public spaces to protect yourself and others from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”