The Canada High Commission in Nigeria is currently investigating a fire outbreak that occurred in its building in Abuja on Monday. The fire caused significant damage to parts of the building and sadly resulted in the loss of two lives, with two others sustaining injuries.
In response to the incident, Canada, along with the United States and the United Kingdom, has issued a travel warning advising against nonessential travel to Nigeria. This cautionary measure aims to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizens.
The Canadian Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, expressed her condolences for the victims of the explosion on the social media platform, X. She shared a heartfelt message mourning the lives lost in this tragic event.
Due to the current security situation in Nigeria, the Canadian High Commission has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its operations until further notice. The country faces various risks, including terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks, and kidnappings. The safety of its staff and visitors is of utmost importance.