Location: Borno State, Nigeria
Event: The U.S. Embassy in Abuja warns U.S. citizens of reports that a terrorist group plans to conduct kidnap operations against unidentified U.S. and European citizens currently located in Borno State, Nigeria. U.S. government personnel are currently prohibited from traveling to Borno and the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory for Borno State is Level 4 – Do Not Travel.
Actions to Take:
- Review your personal security plans.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
- Keep a low profile.
- 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 Lagos, Nigeria
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460-3600 and after hours +234 (1) 460 3400
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
- Nigeria Country Information and the Travel Advisory for Nigeria
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
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