Saturday, 5 December 2015
Vigilance! U.S Embassy Warns Of Potential Terrorism Attacks In Nigeria
The United States Embassy in Nigeria said on Friday it had received information that groups "associated with terrorism" may be planning attacks against hotels in the country that are frequented by Westerners.
In a brief message for United States citizens, the embassy said it had no further information regarding the timing or method of any planned attacks.
"The United States 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 statement said.
Last month, 20 people, including one American, were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Bamako, Mali, claimed by two Islamist groups.
Nigeria also has been subject to attacks, including suicide bombings.
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."