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US, UK Warn Of Planned Attack In Abuja



The United States Embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom have warned their citizens about a possible terrorist attack in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

The governments issued a travel warning late Sunday.

Government buildings, places of worship, law enforcement facilities, and international organisations are among the listed places the bandits are targeting in Abuja.

Others are schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, and transport terminals.

In its, alert, the U.S. embassy has offered reduced services until further notice because of the threats.

It warned its citizens to avoid all non-essential travels or movements, crowds, and be on the alert always.

“Review your personal security plans and keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency. Carry proper identification,” the embassy stated.

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It also advised its citizens about how to get assistance when needed.

The UK on its part   warned its citizens in Nigeria to remain alert due to an “increased threat of terrorist attack in Abuja.”

“Attacks could be indiscriminate and could affect western interests, as well as places visited by tourists,” it said.

However, the Department of State Service has called for calm in the nation, assuring citizens that they are ahead of the terrorists.

As recently as August 11 and 26,  the U.S. issued an alert on heightened security measures in and around the FCT, which it claimed had resulted in increased reports of vehicle searches and traffic checkpoints.

It urged its citizens to remain respectful if stopped for a vehicle check.

“Do not force your way through security checkpoints. Carry proper identification. Review your personal security plans and keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency,” it stated.

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