Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Nigeria

Location:  Nigeria, countrywide

Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos will be closed on Friday, June 15 and Monday, June 18 in observance of Eid-al-Fitr.  The U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate General will reopen on Tuesday, June 19.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution during the upcoming holiday.  Security measures in Nigeria remain heightened due to threats posed by terrorist groups.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Expect additional police and military checkpoints and possible road blocks
  • Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, churches, mosques, hotels, tourist sites, transportation hubs, and other locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Review your personal security plans


  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444