The United States Embassy in
Nigeria today Friday May 2nd issued
a warning to U.S citizens, asking
them to avoid Adamawa, Borno and
Yobe states, and also said ‘groups
associated with terrorism’ are
planning an attack on Sheraton
Hotel in Lagos.
The warning was posted on their
website here. Continue to read the
The Department of State warns
U.S. citizens of the risks of
travel to Nigeria and recommends
that U.S. citizens avoid all travel
to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe
states because of the May 14,
2013 state of emergency
proclamation for those three
states by the Government of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria. As
of late April, groups associated
with terrorism allegedly planned
to mount an unspecified attack
against the Sheraton Hotel in
Nigeria, near the city of Lagos.
There was no further information
regarding which of the two
Sheraton Hotels in Lagos was the
possible target, or if both of the
Sheraton Hotels are possible
targets. There is no further
information regarding the timing
or method of attack. U.S.
citizens are cautioned to avoid
these hotels at this time.
The security situation in the
country remains fluid and
unpredictable. The U.S.
Department of State strongly
urges U.S. citizens in Nigeria to
keep personal safety and health
in the forefront of your planning.
We remind U.S. citizens to
review your personal security
plans; remain aware of your
surroundings, including local
events; and monitor local news
stations for updates. Maintain a
high level of vigilance and take
appropriate steps to enhance
your personal security.
The Department strongly advises
U.S. citizens who travel to or
reside in Nigeria to enroll in the
State Department’s Smart
Traveler Enrollment Program
(STEP) . U.S. citizens without
internet access may enroll
directly with the nearest U.S.
embassy or consulate. STEP
enrollment gives you the latest
security updates, and makes it
easier for the nearest U.S.
Embassy or Consulate to contact
you in an emergency.
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