Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lagos (Nigeria), Labor Union Strike May 18

The U.S. Mission advises all U.S. citizens that national labor unions are considering a general nationwide strike beginning Wednesday, May 18. The potential exists for civil unrest in the form of protests and interruptions to basic services.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: OSAC