U.S. alerts citizens in Nigeria of threat to major hotels, cities

The United States has issued an alert about “elevated threats” to major hotels in the “larger cities” of Nigeria.

The U.S. government made this announcement in an emergency advisory for its citizens in Nigeria, dated November 3rd.

In the advisory, the American government recommended that its citizens exercise vigilance when staying at major hotels and remain alert to their surroundings. They also urged citizens to maintain a low profile and review the travel advisory for Nigeria before checking into any hotels.

“The U.S. Government is aware of credible information indicating an elevated threat to major hotels in Nigeria’s larger cities,” the advisory stated.

“Nigerian security services are working diligently to counter this threat. The U.S. Department of State advises U.S. citizens to take this information into consideration when arranging lodging or visiting major hotels in Nigeria.”

The advisory also provided the addresses and telephone numbers of the U.S. embassy in Abuja and the consulate in Lagos in case any U.S. citizen requires assistance.

It’s worth noting that in October, the U.S. advised all its citizens worldwide to exercise restraint when travelling to various locations around the world.

Nigeria was categorised under the third tier of caution alerts.