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Nigerians staged a protest in Abuja against the assassination of Iranian General, burn US Flag



Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, have staged massive protest in Abuja following US’ killing of top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike.

The IMN members, known as Shiites stormed Banex, Wuse area of Abuja to protest the killing and burnt a US flag.

Channels TV reports that the protesters demanded the release of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat still being detained.

Meanwhile, Following the Friday killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a drone airstrike, the United States has cautioned Americans to reconsider travelling to or across Nigeria.

The US Embassy in Nigeria, in a statement on its website, admonished American citizens to review their personal security measures, be prudent and keep a low profile.

Stating that it had no specific security threat information, the mission advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.

The security advisory, which was dated January 3, 2020, also asked them to review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability.

It read, “Due to recent world events, U.S. citizens should review their personal security measures. While we have no specific threat information, it is prudent to remind ourselves of the following personal security actions to follow on a regular basis.

“Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings; keep a low profile; avoid crowds and demonstrations; exercise caution when walking or driving at night; carry proper identification; review your personal security plans and monitor local media for updates.”

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