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Nigeria: U.S. Embassy Alert – Security Beefed Up in Abuja

Emergency Message for US Citizens by US Embassy in Abuja

All Africa  April 18, 2012

Following the emergency message issued by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria over alleged planned attacks by the Boko Haram, security agencies have beefed up security in certain parts of Abuja.

The statement which was posted on the embassy’s website said the attacks are to be carried out in Abuja and especially hotels frequented by foreigners.

The embassy advised citizens of the United States resident or visiting Abuja to exercise additional caution and said the Nigerian government is already aware of the threat and is taking additional steps to forestall them.

Particularly it advised its citizens to maintain alertness in and around Abuja, near Nigerian government facilities, diplomatic missions, large gathering places, hotels, markets and malls, and places of worship.

Daily Trust observed that increased security measures are being been put in place in certain parts of the Capital territory.

Apart from the police road blocks and check points along major roads into the federal capital territory, security agents can be seen standing guard at public buildings and major hotels were foreigners frequent in the city.

At the four-towered NNPC head office in Abuja, the road directly in front of the building complex has been blocked and cars are thoroughly checked before being admitted within the building.

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