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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey (February 9, 2022)
February 9, 2022

Location: Niamey

Event: The annual student commemoration is expected to take place on February 9 at the Abdou Moumouni University.  It will cross the Kennedy Bridge to the Place des Martyrs.

A second demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday February 16 at Abdou Moumouni University.  It will also cross the Kennedy Bridge to the Yantala Cemetery.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution as demonstrations can become violent.  If you see a crowd forming, do not attempt to drive through it.  Leave the area and use an alternate route.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.