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Travel alert: US warns citizens against Nigeria

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The United States has warned its citizens against embarking on any trip to Nigeria over the brewing crisis in Iran.

The latest warning follows Friday’s killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and the alarm raised by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu about plans by some miscreants to foment trouble.

A statement published on the website of the US Embassy in Nigeria, admonished American citizens to maintain low profile and take personal security measures across the country.

While noting that it had no specific security threat information, the embassy advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.

“Due to recent world events, U.S. citizens should review their personal security measures. While we have no specific threat information, it is prudent to remind ourselves of the following personal security actions to follow on a regular basis.

“Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings; keep a low profile; avoid crowds and demonstrations; exercise caution when walking or driving at night; carry proper identification; review your personal security plans and monitor local media for updates,” the statement read.

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