Eid- el- Fitr: U.S Embassy warns of terror attacks on Lagos hotels

Eid- el- Fitr: U.S Embassy warns of terror attacks on Lagos hotels

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:39 pm


James Entwistle

James Entwistle

United States Consulate in Nigeria has issued a warning that terrorist groups may be planning to launch attacks on hotels in Lagos, especially those heavily patronized by expatriates during today or tomorrow.

The Consulate, in security alert message for U.S citizens in Lagos, Nigeria published on its website on Tuesday said the terrorist groups may launch attacks on the hotels “ including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays (5 and 6 July 2016).

“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria advises that groups associated with terrorist activity might be planning attacks against hotels in Lagos frequented by international visitors, including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays (5 and 6 July 2016).

“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria reminds you to 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,” the Embassy said on it website. The Mission did not mention any specific terrorist group.

But Boko Haram insurgents, the active terrorist group in Nigeria has not succeeded in launching a major attack in Nigeria, despite similar warnings by the US Consulate in the past.

However, the warning follows spate of bombing attacks by ISIS and its affiliated groups in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and some other countries in the past few days.

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