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15 Oct 2020 | 01:34 PM UTC

Nigeria: Indefinite protests scheduled throughout urban centers from October 15

Nigeria News Alert

Indefinite protests scheduled to be held in multiple urban centers from October 15; disruptions likely in near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Nigeria

Event

Indefinite protests are scheduled to take place in multiple urban centers across Nigeria from Thursday, October 15. The demonstrations have been called by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to denounce insecurity in the northern and central regions. The demonstrations are expected to take place in the capital Abuja as well as the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.

The CNG has called for peaceful gatherings, although demonstrations may be forcibly dispersed by security forces.

A heightened security presence and localized travel disruptions are likely in the near term.

Advice

Those in Nigeria are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations and political gatherings, and heed any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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