EID EL-FITRI: US Issues Terror Warning To Citizens In Lagos State

The United States (US) Mission in Nigeria, on Tuesday [Jul 05], advised that groups associated with terrorist activity might be planning attacks against hotels in Lagos frequented by international visitors, including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-el-Fitr holidays.

In a warning posted on “US Citizen Services” and sighted by the Nigerian Tribune, the Mission reminded US citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.

The warning did not contain details, but urged the US citizens to be vigilant.

A similar security warning was given in December, last year, while in May 2014, diplomats were warned of a possible attack at two Sheraton hotels in Lagos, after a car bombing in the capital, Abuja, killed 19 just days before a major economic summit.

Similar warnings were given in April 2012 and November 2011 about hotels popular with Westerners in Abuja.

The US Embassy’s latest warning did not mention a specific group, but urged its citizens to “review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.”




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