Embassy explosion: Canadian High Commission suspends operations, issues travel alert


The Canada High Commission in Nigeria says it is probing the fire outbreak that gutted parts of its building in Abuja on Monday.

The North American country has also joined the United States and the United Kingdom in issuing a warning against nonessential travel to Nigeria.

DAILY POST reported the High Commission witnessed a fire outbreak in which two persons lost their lives and two others were injured.

The Canadian Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, has also issued a terse statement on the social media platform, X, mourning the victims of the explosion.

However, Canada’s High Commission in Nigeria, said on social media that it had “temporarily suspended operations until further notice”.

It blamed the decision on “the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings”.