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18 Dec 2019 | 07:32 AM UTC

Nigeria: Protest scheduled in Abuja December 20

Civil society group to protest in Abuja December 20; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected



The "5 million March For Good Governance" civil society group will hold a demonstration in Abuja on Friday, December 20, to demand an overhaul of the constitution. Participants plan to gather at the National Assembly, though the exact time of the gathering was not immediately available. As of Wednesday, December 18, authorities did not announce whether the protest will be allowed.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the protest.


Individuals in Abuja are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations, anticipate transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.