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US, UK shut missions in Nigeria

Posted by BBC News on 2005/06/17 | Views: 1726 |

US, UK shut missions in Nigeria


The US and the UK have closed their consulates in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, citing "security fears".








 





The US and the UK have closed their consulates in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, citing "security fears".

A spokesman at the US embassy in the capital, Abuja, said: "The embassy is reacting to a security incident and we thought it prudent to close."

The Foreign Office in London said the UK had shut its mission in Lagos as a precaution following the closure of the US consulate, which is nearby.

The threat was of an "international dimension", a diplomat told the BBC.

No further details have been released.

Nigerian police are investigating the "incident".


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Abieyuwa(Edo, Nigeria)says...

Otasowie means evening life is better than morning life. There is an error in your “evening life is better than evening life”?

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Naija g(Houston, Minnesota, US)says...

Sokari doesn’t mean joy. Joy is Biobela. Go to the village and ask the meaning of the name.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.