The Republic of Ireland on Thursday advised it’s citizens to avoid crowded areas at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, as well as Lagos and Kaduna states
It also expects protests in some other states.
The advice is posted on the country’s official Twitter handle for Nigeria.
It reads: e”We expect demonstrations to continue in the coming days in #Abuja, #Lagos, #Kaduna and other cities. We advise avoiding large crowds, political rallies, demonstrations and large public gatherings.”
It is yet unclear who may be planning mass protests, but Police attempt at breaking one organised by members of the Islamic Shitte movement last week turned bloody.
The spiritual leader of the group, Mallam El Zakzakky, and his wife have been incarcerated since 2015 and court orders granting him bail have been ignored by the Federal Government, forcing members of the sect to stage street protests.
A Commissioner of Police, a youth corps member and at least 11 unnamed persons died in the ensuing fracas last week.