The United States (US) government has alerted Nigerian residents in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, of an “elevated risk of terror attacks” in the city.
In a statement published on its website and seen by News.ng, the US government noted that targeted places are government buildings, places of worship, schools and markets.
Others include shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organizations.
The statement further stated that the U.S. Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice due to the security situation in Abuja.
Residents of the city and visitors have been advised to avoid all non-essential travel or movement, stay off crowded places, review personal security plans and move around with proper means of identification.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria has become safer since his administration began in 2015.