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  • Updated: June 03, 2020

US Nationals In Nigeria Warned Against Visiting Embassy In Lagos

US Nationals In Nigeria Warned Against Visiting Embassy In L

US nationals residing in Nigeria have been warned against visiting the US consulate office located at Walter Carrington, Lagos, as it has caught wind of a planned protest around the consulate over the killing of George Floyd.

This follows a protest held at the US embassy in Abuja on Tuesday by Nigerians who are protesting in solidarity with aggrieved Americans over the death of Floyd, who was killed by Derek Chauvin on May 25.

This warning was published on the US consulate's website under the heading, "demonstration alert", where it urged its citizens to be wary of their environs.

It warned, “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. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence."

Adding that they should “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.”

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George Floyd, 46, an African American, was killed by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer who had taken George into custody and restrained him, kneeling on his neck and ignoring George's repeated pleas for release, as he was suffocating.

George's death was ruled as death from suffocation, disclosed by the family's lawyer, with his death sparking outrage worldwide.

 

His funeral has been scheduled to be held on June 9.

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