Sunday, 3 December 2017

LATEST NEWS: Terrorist groups threatening to attack Abuja, other Nigerian states – UK, US warn

SHARE
LATEST NEWS: Terrorist groups threatening to attack Abuja, other Nigerian states – UK, US warn


LATEST NEWS:


The Governments of Britain and the United States of America, have cautioned their citizens dwelling or intending to visit Abuja, that terrorist groups are threatening to carry out bomb attacks in the Nigeria’s capital city during the Yuletide.
This most recent guidance to British nationals was made by the nation's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO.

FCO said that around 117,000 British citizens visit Nigeria every year.

Additionally, the US Government cautioned its subjects not to go to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe , Jigawa and Yobe till the finish of the year.

FCO wrote on its official website, “The risk of terrorist attack increases around religious festivals; so (the threat alert) will be elevated in the run-up to and throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

“Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja ) area during this period.

“You (British nationals) should avoid places where crowds gather, including religious gatherings and places of worship, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for displaced people.

A week ago, the United States Embassy in Nigeria issued a similar warning entitled, “Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder.”

Saying, “The US Mission urges all US citizens to exercise caution in and around shopping centres, malls, markets, hotels , places of worship, restaurants, bars, and other places where crowds gather in and around the Federal Capital Territory, from now through the Christmas and New Year ’s holiday season.

“Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in this area during this period.

“The US Mission remains concerned about potential attacks in the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe. Travellers are urged to avoid those states through the end of the year.

“Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates . Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”
SHARE

Author: verified_user

0 comments: