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20 Jul 2020 | 01:05 PM UTC

Nigeria: Protesters gather at Kano City's Sabon Gari market July 20

Nigeria News Alert

Demonstrators gather at Kano City's Sabon Gari market on July 20; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/20/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/22/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kano City (Kano state)

Event

Demonstrators gathered at Kano City's Sabon Gari market on Monday afternoon, July 20, to protest against the demolition of roadside shops in the area. Reports indicate that aggrieved traders set up bonfires on the road preventing movement. Security forces have been deployed to the area.

Protests in the region have previously turned violent, especially if security forces fire live ammunition in an attempt to disperse protesters.

Advice

Those in Kano City are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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