US embassy warns citizens over possible terrorist attack in Abuja

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The United States embassy in Nigeria has warned American citizens in the country to be careful with their movements in due to elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja, the federal capital territory.

The embassy in a security alert issued on Sunday, advised its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay alert and avoid crowds.

The embassy said: “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.”