The United States embassy in Nigeria has raised an alarm of a high risk of terrorists attack in Abuja.
This was contained a in a warning letter to Americans in Nigeria to be cautious of their movement as there is an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria’s capital city.
In a security alert issued on Sunday, October 23, the US embassy advised its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay alert and avoid crowds.
“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.”
In recent times, several attacks have been recorded in the Federal Capital Territory.
Most notably are the attack on the Kuje Correctional Centre and another on the Presidential Guards Brigade.