- US embassy in Nigeria has issued a security alert to Americans resident in the country
- The alert follows the tension brewing in the middle east over the US' airstrike which killed an Iranian commander
- The embassy clarified that it has no specific threat information but considered it important for the Americans in the country to observe some tips listed in the security alert
Following the tension generated by the United States' airstrike which killed Iran's military commander, Qasem Soleimani, the US embassy in Nigeria has issued a security alert to Americans resident in the country.
In a statement posted on its website, the embassy advised American citizens in Nigeria to be cautious of their movement following the recent world events, an apparent reference to the rising tension in the middle east.
However, Legit.ng notes that the embassy said it has no specific threat information but issued the security alert to remind the American citizens on the need to be more security conscious.
"Due to recent world events, U.S. citizens should review their personal security measures. While we have no specific threat information, it is prudent to remind ourselves of the following personal security actions to follow on a regular basis," the statement reads.
The security alert, which was published on Friday, January 3, advised Americans in Nigeria to be aware of their surroundings.
They are also advised to keep a low profile, stay alert in public places, review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability.
The security alert also warned the US citizens against being in crowds and demonstrations and urged them to carry proper identification, among other security tips.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, cautioned US President Donald Trump against carrying out his threat to bomb 52 Iranian cultural sites.
Johnson's spokesman said bombing cultural sites and heritage is against international conventions.
Recall that Trump had threatened to attack no fewer than 52 Iranian targets to bring down the middle east country if it dares to carry out threats of attacks on America.
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