The Excessive Fee of Canada in Nigeria is briefly suspending its operations for the nation till additional discover.
The embassy introduced info on X (previously Twitter) and in addition issued journey advisories warning in opposition to non-essential journey as West African international locations do.
These bulletins come after a hearth on the excessive fee workplace in Abuja, the capital of Kontri, on Monday, November 6, which resulted within the loss of life of two pipo and one other pipo that we injured.
Though the reason for the hearth was by no means clear, Canadian Overseas Minister Mélanie Joly, in an announcement on X, mentioned they had been working to search out out the reason for the hearth.
She apologized to Pipo’s households who died because of the tragedy.
The fee additionally printed emergency numbers and emails for Canadian residents who need assistance to name, however the web page mentioned they weren’t receiving details about immigration, everlasting residency or visas.
In the meantime, Nigerian President Bola Ahmed Tinubu bin has apologized to the Canadian authorities, the diplomatic group and all these affected by the hearth that occurred on the Canadian Excessive Fee in Abuja on Monday.
The President assures Canadian authorities of the total assist of the Nigerian authorities to assist the diplomatic and native workers of the Excessive Fee who’re notably affected by the incident.
Based on an announcement from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Emergency Administration Company bearing the signature of Nkechi Isa, a diesel tank exploded for the generator home contained in the Canadian Embassy for the FCT.
Two pipo die and they’re hospitalized for the Nationwide Trauma Middle of the hospital with severe burns.
The incident occurred round 10:45 a.m. Monday.
Tori says a five-man staff is servicing two MIKANO engines as a result of one of many mills is damaged, whereas they’re servicing an oda.
The fireplace occurred when the generator’s diesel tank, containing 2000 liters, exploded.
Two of the personnel sustaining the generator had been fatally injured and two survived.
FCT firefighters had been capable of comprise the hearth round 12:30 p.m.
Keep away from non-essential journey to Nigeria – Canada points journey advisory
Canada additionally points journey advisories for residents of Nigeria and people planning to go to the nation.
For his or her newest discover printed on November 6, they advise residents to:
Keep away from non-essential journey to Nigeria, together with Abuja. They converse of the unpredictable safety scenario all through the nation and the numerous danger of terrorism, crime, intercommunal clashes, armed assaults and kidnappings.
With orange security alert.
Regional danger degree – Keep away from all journey
With the purple security alert, the fee advises vacationers to:
Keep away from all journey – go to the next areas as a result of dangers of terrorism, armed assaults, kidnappings, inter-communal and sectarian violence:
- within the northwestern states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara
- in north-central Plateau and Kogi states
- within the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe
- within the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers (besides Rivers capital Port Harcourt, the place we advise in opposition to non-essential journey).
With Secure Alert Yellow, they’re advising vacationers to train a excessive diploma of warning for Calabar and Lagos.
And train nice warning because of the incidence of crime inside the cities of Calabar and Lagos.
Canada journey advisories have lately arrived in America, issuing a safety alert that warns of a excessive risk to main motels in Nigeria’s main cities.
The embassy mentioned in an announcement on its web site on Friday, November 3, that “America is conscious of credible info of an elevated risk to main motels in Nigeria.”
Nevertheless, the assertion added that the Nigerian safety providers are working exhausting to counter the risk.