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US Alerts Citizens Of Possible Terror Attacks In Abuja

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, (THEWILL) – The United States Mission in Nigeria has said it has intelligence that the terrorist group Boko Haram maybe planning attacks in Abuja, including targeting hotels frequently visited by westerners.

The mission however said it has no information with regards to the timing of the attacks, but added that the Nigerian government is aware of the threat and “is actively implementing security measures.”

Boko Haram, a terrorist group operating mainly in northern Nigeria has claimed responsibility for several deadly bomb attacks in the north.

The release posted on the website of the mission reads, “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria issues the following emergency message for the attention of all U.S. citizens in Abuja, Nigeria.

The U.S. Embassy has received information that Boko Haram may be planning attacks in Abuja, Nigeria, including against hotels frequently visited by Westerners. The U.S. government has no additional information regarding the timing of these possible attacks. The Nigerian government is aware of the threat and is actively implementing security measures.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise additional caution. Please maintain a high state of vigilance and personal security awareness, particularly in and around Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, near Nigerian government facilities, diplomatic missions, large gathering places, hotels, markets and malls, and places of worship.

We advise all U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and report specific incidences of targeted violence to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U. S. Consulate General in Lagos at the numbers below.”