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US warns citizens over increased crime, violence in Nigeria, lists actions to be taken

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The United States Government has issued a security alert warning its citizens to exercise caution while travelling and residing in Nigeria.

This follows the existence of crime, which has become endemic, throughout the country, ranging from petty street crime to kidnapping and crime levels which tend to increase during the holidays.

This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria on Friday, December 17, 2021 and can be seen on its website.

The US in the statement said that it is prudent to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday events adding that criminals and other elements often infiltrate large gatherings.

It also pointed out that terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist views exist throughout Nigeria and noted that shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public venues visited by Westerners are common attack targets. Continue Reading

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