The US has sent a strong warning to its nationals living in Nigeria, stating that big hotels in the “larger cities” in the nation are under “elevated threats.”
This warning was released by the US on November 3 in an emergency notification for citizens.
According to the advice, efforts are being made by Nigerian security services to neutralise the threat.
It stated that before checking into any hotels, US citizens should be cautious in large hotels, be aware of their surroundings, maintain a low profile, and study the travel advise for Nigeria.
The notification states: “Reliable evidence indicates that prominent hotels in Nigeria’s major cities are under increased threat. The U.S. Government is aware of this.
“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 provided the addresses and telephone numbers of the US embassy in Abuja and consulate in Lagos should any US citizen require help.
Recall the US, in October, also advised all its citizens worldwide to exercise restraint in travelling to various locations around the world. Nigeria was listed under the third tier of caution alert (Reconsider to travel).