Canada declared plans to probe the explosion resulting in a fire at the High Commission located in Abuja, Nigeria’s main city, earlier this week.
Moreover, Canada has put out a travel advisory suggesting to avoid non-essential travels to Nigeria, following the advice of the United States and the UK.
Immediately after the incident, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Melanie Joly, issued a brief statement expressing sympathy for the victims of the explosion.
“We can verify an explosion took place at our High Comission in Nigeria. The fire has been put out and the cause of the event is under investigation. My deepest sympathies to the families of the two people who lost their lives due to this mishap,” Joly stated.
Furthermore, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria expressed on social media that its actions had been “temporarily halted until further instructions.”
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The decision was related to the “unstable security conditions throughout the country along with significant dangers involved with terrorism, crime, community conflicts, armed assaults, and abductions.”
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