Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abuja

Location:  Abuja, Nigeria
Date:  July 16, 2021
Event:  Limit Non-essential Movement

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja has reduced public operations effective Friday, July 16 through next week as a security precaution.  The U.S. Embassy has strongly encouraged U.S. staff to limit non-essential personal travel in the Federal Capital Territory and private U.S. citizens are advised to do the same.

Actions To Take:

  • Remain vigilant and always maintain awareness of surroundings.  
  • Do not leave valuables such as bags or phones unattended or visible in your vehicle.  
  • Stay abreast of Alerts sent through our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  This communication platform is vital for receiving and sending emergency information.

Assistance:

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.
AbujaACS@state.gov

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

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

Nigeria Country Information

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.

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