…Advises citizens to avoid non-essential travels
United States Embassy in Nigeria has raised alarm over ‘elevated risk’ of terror attack in Nigeria, specifically the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Embassy advised American citizens in the nation’s capital, Abuja to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, crowds and to stay alert.
They are to also carry proper identification, review their personal security plans and keep cell phones charged in case of emergency.
The alert was released by the U.S Embassy in Abuja on Sunday.
The alert read, “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.”
On actions to take by residents, it noted “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.”
The Embassy added that it would offer reduced services until further notice.