US Embassy Alerts Of Possible Terror Attacks In Nigeria
THE United States (US) Embassy in Nigeria said yesterday that it had received information that groups “associated with terrorism” may be planning attacks against hotels in the country frequently visited by Westerners.
In a brief message for US citizens, the embassy said it had no further information regarding the timing or method of any planned attacks, but “has received information that groups associated with terrorism may be planning to mount attacks against hotels in Nigeria that are frequented by westerners.
“No further information is available regarding the timing or method of attack.”
The Mission said it maintains close contact with the Nigerian security services, but advised “all US citizens to be vigilant when at hotels and around areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers, such as churches, mosques, and other places of worship; locations where large crowds may gather; and government facilities.”
It said security measures in Nigeria remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups and US citizens should expect additional Police and military checkpoints, additional security and possible roadblocks throughout the country.
It added: “Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings; and monitor local news stations for current information and updates.
“Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”