The United States has warned her citizens to be very careful when in Lagos and Abuja, the two major cities in the country over what she says is connected with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiites) protests in the country.
The US through her Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria issued the warning on Friday.
The Consulate warns, “The US Mission in Nigeria advises the US citizens that large demonstrations by protesters affiliated with the Islamic Movement of Nigeria are expected in the coming days throughout the country, including Abuja and Lagos.
Protests by this group in the Nigerian capital on July 9 became violent, including exchanges of gunfire between protestors and Nigerian Police, resulting in a couple of deaths. The US Mission advises its citizens to avoid these demonstrations and remain in safe areas during these periods.
“Avoid demonstrations and large crowds; be aware of your surroundings; monitor local media for updates; carry proper identification, including a US passport with a current Nigerian visa and review your personal security