The Feminist Coalition, one of the groups that has been key in organising protests against police brutality that have gripped Nigeria in the last three weeks has urged people to stay at home.
also advised people to follow any curfews that may be in place in their states.
The move comes amidst reported threats against the group’s members.
The streets of Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, the centre of the protests, remained quiet on Thursday night but there is an atmosphere of fear.
Lagos and other parts of Nigeria have seen buildings torched, shopping centres looted and prisons attacked since Tuesday night’s shooting of protesters in Lagos.
Rights group Amnesty International said security forces killed at least 12 people, although Nigeria’s army has denied its involvement.