Security Advisory: US Warns Citizens To Avoid Major Hotels in Nigeria

Security Advisory: US Warns Citizens To Avoid Major Hotels in Nigeria

  • The United States consulate in Nigeria has raised the alarm over a possible security breach in the coming days.
  • This detail was contained in the advisory information released by the US consulate on Friday, November 3.
  • Citizens of the U.S. in Nigeria were warned to keep away from hotels in the metropolis of some major cities.

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts and metro

The United States has issued a strong warning to its citizens in Nigeria, alerting them to "heightened risks" targeting prominent hotels in the country's major urban areas.

This advisory was released as an emergency update for American citizens on Friday, November 3.

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The security advisory by the U.S. was released on Friday, November 3. Photo Credit: Joshua Lott
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The notice underscores that Nigerian security agencies are actively addressing the threat.

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It urges U.S. citizens to exercise caution when staying at major hotels, stay aware of their surroundings, maintain a low profile, and review the travel advisory for Nigeria before choosing their accommodations.

The advisory statement reads:

“The U.S. Government is aware of credible information that there is an elevated threat to major hotels in Nigeria’s larger cities.
“The Nigerian security services are working diligently to counter the threat.
“The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to consider this information when arranging lodging or visiting major hotels in Nigeria.”

The notice also includes contact information for the U.S. embassy in Abuja and the consulate in Lagos in case any U.S. citizen requires assistance.

In October, the U.S. had also advised its citizens worldwide to exercise caution when travelling to various locations across the globe, with Nigeria falling into the third-tier caution alert category (Reconsider Travel).

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Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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