Terrorism: Serious concern for presidency as UK and US list next target points in Nigeria

  • There are new security risks in the vicinity of Abuja as declared by the UK and US Embassies on Sunday 23rd October.
  • The United States Embassy, ​​in its security advisory, warned that terrorists were plotting to attack crowded places in the nation’s capital soon.
  • In a similar vein, the UK government has called on Britons in Abuja to remain vigilant and only move around when necessary, with their ears glued to the ground for security information.

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Abuja – The governments of the United States and United Kingdom have sounded the alarm to warn their Nigerian citizens of possible attacks by terrorists in Abuja.

A security advisory from the United States Embassy in Nigeria on Sunday, October 23, informed that there was is “a high risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, especially in Abuja”.

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According to the embassies of the United Kingdom and the United States, the next targets of the terrorists are in Abuja (Photo: Aso Rock Villa)
Source: Facebook

Among the target spots listed by the embassy are the following places:

  1. Government buildings
  2. worship centers
  3. Schools
  4. Markets
  5. Shopping centers
  6. Hotels
  7. Bars
  8. Restaurants
  9. Sports gatherings
  10. Transport terminals
  11. Law enforcement facilities
  12. International organisations

Actions to take

In view of the consideration, the US government has urged its citizens in the Nigerian capital to do the following henceforth:

  1. Avoid non-essential travel or movement
  2. stay alert
  3. Avoid the crowds
  4. Review personal safety plans and
  5. Keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency
  6. Bring proper ID

For this reason, the embassy in the notice announced that it will offer reduced services until further notice.

UK Embassy calls on citizens to be security conscious

Similarly, the UK Embassy in Nigeria noted that “there is an increased threat of terrorist attack in Abuja”.

The the embassy urged citizens to “remain vigilantstudy movements carefully, follow local news and the advice of security authorities.”

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IGP orders tight security in Abuja as residents panic over possible terror attack

Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, had ordered a beef in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to fortify the nation’s capital against terrorists.

FCT residents have been living in fear since the invasion of Kuje prison by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Tuesday, July 5.

Around 800 detainees, including all Boko Haram suspects in custody, were released during the invasion.

Source: Legit.ng

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