#EndSARS: #LekkiMassacre - U.S. Embassy in Lagos closed

The U. S. Government has shut its embassy in Lagos for two days over rising violence rocking the city. The embassy disclosed this via its official Twitter handle @USinNigeria on Tuesday evening.

According to the handle: “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to 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. “Consulate General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.

“We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests,” its tweets read.

Lagos witnessed multiple sites of violence Tuesday as the #EndSARS protests continued in the city, with demonstrators coming under attacks either by the police or thugs, according to witnesses. Hoodlums also targeted police stations.

The military personnels deployed to the Tollgate reportedly massacre the armless protesters in the area. The reports by SaharaReporters and other eyewitnesses confirmed that the military keep on shooting tilll this morning as wide condemnations trail the babaric order by the APC led administraton in the country.

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