US embassy issues countrywide security alert on Nigeria

The US Embassy has issued a countrywide security alert on Nigeria, following the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks in the northern part of the country.

US embassy issues countrywide security alert on Nigeria lailasnews


The US Embassy who disclosed that ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian Security and infrastructure, said this was captured in an ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria.

The statement reads in full;

There is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno state and the Northeast. ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian Security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls. While we have no specific threat information to the U.S. Embassy or within Nigeria during the election season, U.S. citizens in Nigeria should remember to follow personal security precautions on a regular basis.

Actions to Take:

  • Expect additional police and military checkpoints and possible road blocks throughout the country
  • Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Nigerian visa, if needed
  • Exercise caution when walking or driving at night
  • Review travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability
  • Avoid crowds and demonstrations.
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Keep a low profile
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs
  • Review your personal security plans
  • Monitor local media for updates.
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72 Comments

  1. Isis is a gunner. Nigeria army will cruch u to the bone marrow. Dont try Nigeria capacity to deal with any insurgency

  2. May God deliver us from all these. When are we ever going to have peace in this nation? Weeping may endure for a night but joy cometh in the morning

  3. I wish our president can listen to this security measures and ensure his citizens are safe before the election period kicks off.. Let’s take precaution and protect ourselves because its clear no one can…

  4. Nigerians need peace o, the federal government should ensure that this election is held in peace and unity

  5. All this Isis disrupting election is also political. They better secure the life of Nigerians they can die we don’t care.

  6. God is already with us,This election will go smoothly without any1 been injured. We just have to be vigilant

  7. This are signs of the end time in Gods hand we put this country pray these killings stops but m scared it won’t

  8. We have to employ all the security agencies to be on guard and also take necessary actions.We don’t need further loss of lives

  9. This is very sad. This country is not safe and security is zero under this government. They’ve really failed contrary to their pre-electoral promises.

  10. So we Nigerians should continue dying, or we should be doing vigilante for the American citizens? There’s God oil.

  11. This is really a strong intelligence report coming from the US. I hope the Nigerian government will take this very seriously.

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