Shi’ites Protests: United States of America cautions citizens living in Abuja, Lagos

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Sequel to the protest that rocked Abuja and Lagos, this week, masterminded by the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shi’ites, the United States of America (USA), has cautioned its citizens in Nigeria, to avoid large crowds and demonstrations in Abuja and Lagos.
The statement said that the US Mission in Nigeria, advises US citizens that large demonstrations by protesters affiliated with the IMN, are expected in the coming days throughout the country, including Abuja and Lagos.
“Protests by this group in the Nigerian capital, on July 9, became violent, including exchanges of gunfire between protestors and Nigerian Police, resulting in a couple of deaths.
“The US Mission advises its citizens to avoid these demonstrations, and remain in safe areas during these periods”, a statement by the Mission read.
Consequently, the Mission advised US citizens in Nigeria, to be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates, and carry proper identification, including a US passport with a current Nigerian visa, when going about their daily activities.
The Mission also urged all affected, to review their personal security plans.
It could be recalled, that this admonition is coming at the height of spates of violent protests by members of the IMN.
TOS TV gathered that the group

has threatened that it will continue violently, until its Leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is released by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.