U.S warns against terror attacks in Abuja

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The United States of America has warned its citizens about the risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, particularly the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The U.S Department of State issued the warning in a security alert to the U.S Embassy in Nigeria, dated October 23, 2022, adding that it will reduce its services until further notice.

The U.S agency warned against non-essential travels, crowds, review personal security, keep their phone charged, and have with them their proper identification.

The security alert reads, “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, athletics gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organisations. The U.S Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice.

“Avoid all nonessential 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,” it further warned.