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June 12: U.S. lists places citizens should avoid as Nigeria marks Democracy Day

As Nigeria marks Democracy Day on Saturday June 12 2021, the United States of America (USA) has listed places in the country its citizens should avoid.

NaijaOnPoint.com (TNG) reports U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria identified and shared the places on its website on Friday.

“Several groups have announced their intentions to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day.

“Police presence and response can be expected nationwide, including in Abuja where government events are scheduled to celebrate the national holiday and in Lagos where simultaneous protests are planned.

“The likely locations for the protests in Abuja will be at Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Roundabout, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road, and British Circle.

“In Lagos, the likely locations for protests will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Calls for the protests suggest they may begin as early as 07:00 a.m.,” the website publication reads.

Also, the U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria listed some actions it’s citizens should take on June 12.

The actions to take include avoiding areas of demonstrations, exercising caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests, monitoring local media for updates and keeping a low profile.

Recall that as Nigeria marks her Democracy Day on June 12, several groups across the country have vowed to use the day to protest against insecurity, socioeconomic situation of the country, and what they describe as bad governance.

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