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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abuja
July 16, 2021

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.


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

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

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