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Security Alert – Change in Embassy Security Guidance
Location: Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria
August 11, 2022

Event:  Due to increased operations by security forces around Abuja, Embassy personnel have been instructed to refrain from hiking and other unofficial travel outside of Abuja’s ring road.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry proper identification.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency.


U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.

U.S. Consulate General Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after-hours

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Nigeria Country Information

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