The United States of America has closed down its High Commission in Lagos momentarily.
This is coming after some group of pro government thugs hijacked a peaceful protests in the city and other parts of the country.
Recall that thousands of young Nigerians took to the streets since the last one week calling on the administration of Buhari to bring an end to police brutality and injustices in the country.
The U.S consulate in a statement on its website on Tuesday said, “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down major thoroughfares and bridges.
“Some police stations have been targeted. Lagos State closed all schools indefinitely as of October 19 due to protests and implemented a 24-hour curfew starting at 4:00pm on October 20.
“Consulate-General Lagos is closed for the rest of today and tomorrow.
“We continue to urge all U.S. citizens to avoid areas around protests and demonstrations and to check local media for updates and traffic advisories. Continue to be vigilant and avoid areas affected by the protests.”