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17 Nov 2020 | 11:56 AM UTC

Violent protests ongoing in Cele-Festac area of Lagos November 17

Nigeria News Alert

Reports of violent protests taking place in the Cele-Festac area of Lagos on November 17; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Cele-Festac, Lagos, Lagos

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Event

Violent protests have been reported in the Cele-Festac area of Lagos on Tuesday, November 17. The protests are taking place along the Apapa-Oworonshoki (Apapa-Oshodi) Expressway and demonstrators have reportedly blocked the route by burning debris. The protesters are reportedly motorcycle taxi drivers (Okada) who are demonstrating over the activities of a local security taskforce which has been targeting transporters in the area.

Localized disruptions to transport and a heightened security presence is likely in the area over the coming hours. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces are possible.

Advice

Those in Lagos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area in the immediate term, and adhere to all directives issued by local authorities.

 

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