The US and UK governments have warned their citizens of possible terror attacks in Nigeria, especially in the federal capital, Abuja.
According to a security advisory by the US embassy in Nigeria, there is “an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja.”
“There is an increased threat of terrorist attack in Abuja. You should stay alert, consider movements carefully, follow the local news and the advice of security authorities,” the UK advisory stated.
The embassy said the 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.
However, the embassy said, it will offer reduced services until further notice. The US Embassy also advised Americans in Nigeria to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay alert, avoid crowds, and follow local news and the advice of security authorities.
Additionally, it advised Americans in Nigeria to review their personal security plans, keep their cell phones charged in case of emergency and carry proper identification.
Both embassies posted their advisories on their respective websites.