Due to an increased risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, the U.S. State Department approved the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees and their families.
The most recent travel information comes after the United States and the United Kingdom issue a warning on a potential terrorist attack in the capital Abuja that was specifically at government structures, houses of worship, and educational institutions, among other targets.
The State Department said that the U.S. Embassy in Abuja “continues to have limited capacity to provide emergency assistance to U.S. residents in Nigeria.”
The United States has previously issued similar warnings, according to Nigeria’s Department of State Services, which warned Nigerians to remain vigilant.
The majority of Nigerian states are in plague by widespread insecurity, which is a big concern for voters in 2023.