The United States government has issued a caution to American citizens residing and conducting business in Nigeria, urging them to avoid staying in or using prominent hotels located in urban areas of the country due to security concerns.
This urgent warning, released on Friday, underscores that Nigerian security authorities are actively implementing measures to mitigate potential security risks, but prudence is essential. US citizens in Nigeria are advised to exercise caution when considering major hotels for their lodging and to thoroughly evaluate their surroundings before making any decisions. Additionally, it is recommended that they maintain a low profile.
The advisory specifically states, “The US Government has credible information indicating an increased threat to prominent hotels in Nigeria’s major cities. Nigerian security services are diligently addressing this threat.”
To ensure the safety and well-being of US citizens, the advisory also supplies contact information for the US embassy in Abuja and the consulate in Lagos, encouraging individuals to reach out if they require assistance.