In light of extremist incidents, including armed attacks on a humanitarian convoy traveling from Bama to Maiduguri on July 29 and a suicide bombing in Maiduguri on October 12, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja reminds U.S. citizens of the serious threat of violence and kidnapping in northeastern Nigeria, particularly Borno State. Extremists continue to conduct attacks in Borno and elsewhere in northeastern Nigeria. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Borno, Adamawa north of the Benue River, and Yobe States.
Review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local news for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings and Alerts,Travel Warning for Nigeria, and Nigeria Country-Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, located at Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area in Abuja, at +234(9) 461-4000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, After-hours emergency number for U.S citizens is +234(9) 461-4000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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