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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Abuja – Checkpoints and Vehicle Searches (August 26, 2022)
August 26, 2022

Location:  Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria

Event:  Heightened security measures in and around the FCT have resulted in increased reports of vehicle searches and traffic checkpoints. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Remain respectful if stopped for a vehicle check.
  • Do not force your way through a security checkpoint.
  • Carry proper identification.
  • Review your personal security plans and keep your cell phone charged in case of emergency.
  • Always drive with your windows closed and the doors locked.
  • Avoid activities after dark.


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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