USA Vs Iran: US Caution Americans visiting or staying in Nigeria

The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has cautioned Americans travelling in and across Nigeria over the crisis between the US and Iran.

Recall that President Donald Trump of the US ordered an airstrike that killed an Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Ever since the US claimed responsibility for his death, there have been threats to retaliate the death of the general by Iranian leaders and armed groups.

An Armed group with Iranian ties recently attacked a US military base in Kenya and a similar attack reportedly occurred near the US Embassy in Iran on Sunday.

These threats forced Nigeria Police to place all its police formations on red alert.

In the same vein, the US embassy stated via its website that though it had no specific security threat information, the mission advised US nationals in Nigeria to stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.

The statement dated January 3, 2020, read, “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.”

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