The United States Mission in Nigeria has issued a security alert over the risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Federal Capital Territory.
The alert was released by the U.S Embassy in Abuja on Sunday.
The alert read, “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.”
On actions to take by residents, it noted “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.”
The U.S. Embassy said it would offer reduced services until further notice.