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25 Jul 2019 | 01:55 PM UTC

Nigeria: Protest reported in Onikan area (Lagos) July 25

Nigeria News Alert

Protest by Togolese diaspora reported in Onikan area of Lagos (Lagos state) on July 25; heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions likely over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Lagos

Event

A demonstration led by the Togolese diaspora community has been reported in the Onikan area of Lagos (Lagos state) on Thursday, July 25. Protesters are marching to denounce the reelection bid of Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé. 

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the area over the coming hours. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Faure Gnassingbé, first appointed president in 2005 by his father President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, is seeking a fourth consecutive term in 2020. 

Advice

Individuals in Lagos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

The security environment in Nigeria is complex and is particularly challenging in the northeast and extreme south of the country due to the presence of armed groups, high crime rates, and the risk of kidnapping. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel to such areas.

 

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