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Canadian High Commission suspends operations in Nigeria, issues travel advisory

The Canada High Commission to Nigeria in Abuja,  on Monday, announced that it has suspended operations its operation in Nigeria until further notice and issued a warning against non-essential travel to the country.

Naijaonpoint gathered information about the temporary closure of the Canadian embassy in Nigeria and the travel advisory from the official website of the Government of Canada.

Although not the reason stated for the suspension of operations in Nigeria, the Canada High Commission in Abuja on Monday witnessed a fire outbreak that killed two persons and injured two others.

Naijaonpoint had reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had attributed the fire outbreak to a diesel tank explosion in the generator house of the embassy.

Also, President Bola Tinubu, through a statement issued by Ajuri Ngelale, his spokesperson, consoles the Canadian government and victims of the fire outbreak.