December 2, 2022

The United States embassy in Nigeria has warned its citizens in Nigeria to be cautious of their movement in response to elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja.

In a security alert issued on Sunday October 23, the US embassy advised Americans to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay alert and avoid crowds.

The security alert reads in part “There is an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja. Targets may include, but are not limited to, government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organizations.

The U.S. Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice. Actions to Take: Avoid all non-essential travel or movement. Stay alert. Avoid crowds.

Review your personal security plans and keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency. Carry proper identification.” There has been several attacks in Abuja including the attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre as well as the one on the Presidential Guards Brigade.

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