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ENDSARS, Nnamdi Kanu trial: UK govt warns citizens in South East, Abuja

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The UK authorities has suggested its residents to train warning as occasions to mark the one yr anniversary of #EndSARS protests could result in extra protests in Lagos and Abuja.

The federal government gave the recommendation in an advisory revealed on its web site, urging its residents to keep away from any demonstration presently.

Recall that in October 2020, Nigerians went to the streets searching for an finish to police brutality and SARS.

Nonetheless, the protest turned violent as some thugs hijacked it, leading to troopers’ intervention on the Lekki toll gate.

Some teams and people are planning to embark on a protest in commemoration of the one yr anniversary of ENDSARS.

Nonetheless, the Lagos police Command in a press release launched by its spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, warned in opposition to such protest or demonstration within the State.

The UK authorities additionally urged its residents to pay attention to the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), scheduled for October 21, including that it could result in protests and heightened safety presence in Abuja and within the south-east.

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A part of the advisory learn: “Since 9 August, there was a rise in protests and demonstrations within the South East area of Nigeria. Protests, together with “Keep at Dwelling” protests, are seemingly throughout October within the South East area. There have been studies of violence throughout Keep at Dwelling protests beforehand. It is best to monitor native media, keep away from any demonstrations or giant gatherings and comply with any directions from native police and safety forces.

“In parallel, the excessive profile trial date of a separatist chief can also be scheduled for 21 October in Abuja. There could also be extra protests and a heightened safety presence in Abuja and within the South East for that reason. In all areas affected, guarantee to observe native media, and keep away from any demonstrations or giant gatherings.

“Travellers to those areas are suggested to train warning if travelling in distant areas at night time and comply with native information and data retailers for additional info, together with on native curfews.

“In case you are working in Nigeria you need to comply with your employer’s safety recommendation, be sure that your lodging is secured and overview your safety measures repeatedly.”

The UK authorities added that consular assist will likely be provided in Nigeria though restricted in states the place the FCDO has current recommendation in opposition to all journey and all however important journey.

Nigerian govt warns in opposition to Finish SARS protests, lists actions that’ll be taken

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