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U.S. Embassy shuts operation as security forces escalate killing of #EndSARS protesters

The development comes as Nigerian security forces are being caught on camera unleashing violence on protesters.

• October 20, 2020
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US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he makes his way to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on September 24, 2020. – Trump is on a two-day campaign swing through North Carolina and Florida. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has shut down operation and issued an advisory to all personnel across the country.

The development comes as Nigerian security forces are being caught on camera unleashing violence on protesters in Lagos and Abuja.

At least 10 people have been killed across the country on Tuesday alone, after armed thugs and soldiers unleashed mayhem.

The U.S. Embassy said its offices across the country would be shut for at least two days to enable an adequate monitoring of the situation.

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