Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Civil Disturbance November 14, 2015

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens of the potential for civil disturbance on Saturday, November 14, 2015 that could occur with the expected return of former Nigerien National Assembly President Hama Amadou from self-imposed exile.

Large numbers of Nigerien security force personnel are expected to be mobilized throughout the country including in Niamey where there is expected to be a large concentration of forces downtown and near the airport.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational without warning.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

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