The United States Embassy, Abuja, has raised alarm of an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja.
In a security alert issued to its nationals, the Embassy said 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,” the United States Embassy said.
The United States Embassy however advised its nationals to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay alert, avoid crowds and review their personal security plans and keep their cell phone charged in case of emergency, including carrying proper identification.
Meanwhile, the Department of State Services has said there is no cause for alarm over US alert.
In a statement by DSS Spokesman, Dr. Peter Afunanya, “The Department of State Services (DSS) has received several enquiries relating to the security advisory issued by the US Embassy in Abuja, today, Sunday, October 23, 2022. The public may recall that the Service had variously issued similar warnings in the past.
“While advising that necessary precautions are taken by all and sundry, the populace is enjoined to remain alert and assist security agencies with useful information regarding threats and suspicious criminal acts around them.
“Meanwhile, the Service calls for calm as it works with other law enforcement agencies and stakeholders to maintain peace and order in and beyond Abuja.”