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ENDSARS, Nnamdi Kanu trial: UK govt warns its citizens In Nigeria

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 ENDSARS, Nnamdi Kanu trial: UK govt warns its residents In Nigeria The UK authorities has suggested its residents to train warning as occasions …

ENDSARS, Nnamdi Kanu trial: UK govt warns its residents In Nigeria

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

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

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

Nevertheless, 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.

Nevertheless, 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.

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The UK authorities additionally urged its residents to pay attention to the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Individuals 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.

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 Residence” protests, are seemingly throughout October within the South East area. There have been reviews of violence throughout Keep at Residence protests beforehand. You need to monitor native media, keep away from any demonstrations or massive gatherings and comply with any directions from native police and safety forces.

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

“Travellers to those areas are suggested to train warning if travelling in distant areas at evening and comply with native information and knowledge shops for additional info, together with on native curfews.

“In case you are working in Nigeria you must comply with your employer’s safety recommendation, be certain that your lodging is secured and evaluate your safety measures repeatedly.”

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

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