The United States Mission in Nigeria has advised its citizens to refrain from protests in some parts of the country on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
The United States made the remarks in a speech titled ‘Demonstration Warning: US Mission in Nigeria (June 11, 2021) – National Protests on Democracy Day’.
He said the protests were likely to take place at Abuja Birlik Fountain; and Lekki tollgate plaza and Gani Fawehinmi Park in Lagos.
The embassy advised American citizens to stay low and refrain from protesting.
The recommendation read in part: “Several groups have announced their intention to hold a nationwide protest on June 12, Democracy Day. The participation and response of the police, including the Lagos, which is planned to celebrate the national holiday of government measures and at the same time, is expected nationwide.
Protests in Abuja will take place at the Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Ring Road, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road and British Circle. The venues for the protests in Lagos will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Protest calls indicate that they can start at 7 o’clock in the morning.
“Measures to be taken: Avoid demonstrations. Be careful near unexpected large gatherings or protests. Check your local media for updates. Keep your profile low. ”
Several groups are expected to protest against the leadership, security, Twitter shutdown and other issues.
However, some, such as #RevolutionNow, led by Sahara Reporters Broadcaster Omoyele Sowore, are expected to hold a rally labeled ‘Bukhari Must Go’ initiated by some provincial governments.