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06 Aug 2020 | 12:48 PM UTC

Nigeria: Increased security presence at Edo state House of Assembly in Benin August 6

Nigeria News Alert

Increased security presence reported at Edo state House of Assembly complex in Benin City on August 6; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Benin City, Edo state


An increased security presence has been reported at Edo state House of Assembly complex in Benin City on Thursday, August 6. It is currently unclear why the personnel are present there; however, sources suggest it could be linked to the recent defection of the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP).

A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the area in the immediate term, and localized transport disruptions are also expected. 


Those in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, allow extra time to reach their destinations if traveling through areas affected by the security presence, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.


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