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U.S. Issues Travel Warning to Citizens in Nigeria


The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has issued travel warning to American citizens traveling to Nigeria over the recent killing of Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Quds Force commander last weekend at Baghdad airport in Iraq by a U.S. military drone strike.

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi’ites (affiliated with Iran), burned American flags at the popular Banex junction, Wuse 2 area of Abuja to condemn the United States action.


Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Nigeria

Location: Nigeria, countrywide.

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.

Actions To Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs
  • Review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations
  • Exercise caution when walking or driving at night
  • Carry proper ID
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates
  • Review the Travel Advisory for Nigeria


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