Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

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.