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JUST IN: #EndSARS: US Shuts Consulate in Lagos



US Shuts Consulate

The United States Government has shut its embassy in Lagos for two days over rising violence in the Lagos city.

The U.S. embassy disclosed this via its official Twitter handle @USinNigeria on Tuesday evening. Read the tweet below:

“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.