U.S. Embassy in Nigeria warns of ‘terror attacks’ in Nigeria

US Embassy in Nigeria

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has given out warnings of possible ‘terrorism’ attacks within Nigeria but did not give details, locations, method(s) or how such possible attacks may be carried out.

The Embassy said on Friday it had received credible information that groups “associated with terrorism” may be planning attacks against hotels, maybe, watering holes frequented by Westerners in Nigeria.

Message to U.S. Citizens

In a brief message for U.S. citizens, the Embassy said it had no further information regarding the timing or method of any planned attacks.

“The U.S. Mission advises all U.S. citizens to be vigilant when at hotels and around areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers . . . locations where large crowds may gather; and government facilities,” the Embassy statement warned.

Global travel alert

A global travel alert issued by the U.S. State Department on Nov. 23 listed Boko Haram, an Islamist organization active in Nigeria, among groups that it said “continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.”

US Embassy . Amb. James Entwistle Official Portrait

Photo: U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle.

Boko Haram

Indications are that the Embassy is alluding to ‘planned attacks’ by the dreaded Boko Haram Islamists terrorizing mostly the northeast of Nigeria.

Recently, the Boko Haram group has targeted locations and soft targets outside the northeast zone.

Abuja Nigeria’s capital has been attacked and reports indicate that the terror group may be targeting Lagos the commercial and financial hub of Nigeria. The statement stopped short of a ‘travel advisory’.

MR

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