Due to the increased potential of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, especially in Abuja, the American embassy in Nigeria has advised Americans living in Nigeria to be cautious when moving around.

Today, October 23, the US embassy issued a security advisory, advising its citizens to keep vigilant, avoid crowds, and refrain from any unnecessary travel or movement.

The security alert in part reads:

“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.

“The U.S. Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice. Actions to Take: 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.”

A number of recent attacks have been recorded, including those on the Kuje Correctional Center and the Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja.