UK Government Warns Citizens In South East, Abuja Over ENDSARS And Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
The UK government has warned its citizens to be very vigilant as some plans to commemorate the one year anniversary of #EndSARS protests may lead to chaos in Lagos and Abuja.
Ahead of the one year anniversary of the #ENDSARS Protests, the UK Government has given out an advisory published on its website.
The UK government also warned its nationals to pay attention to the court hearing of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is set to begin on October 21, warning that it could result in protests and heightened insecutiy in Abuja and the south-east.
The advisory read: “Since 9 August, there has been an increase in protests and demonstrations in the South East region of Nigeria. Protests, including “Stay at Home” protests, are likely during October in the South East region. There have been reports of violence during Stay at Home protests previously. You should monitor local media, avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings and follow any instructions from local police and security forces.
“In parallel, the high profile trial date of a separatist leader is also scheduled for 21 October in Abuja. There may be additional protests and a heightened security presence in Abuja and in the South East for this reason. In all areas affected, ensure to monitor local media, and avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings.
“Travellers to these regions are advised to exercise caution if travelling in remote areas at night and follow local news and information outlets for further information, including on local curfews.
“If you are working in Nigeria you should follow your employer’s security advice, make sure your accommodation is secured and review your security measures regularly.”