Due to security issues, the US government has limited capacity to offer emergency services to US nationals in several locations in Nigeria.
This information was included in the embassy’s Monday update to its travel advisory alert, which was headlined “Reissued with updates to staffing and does not travel regions. According to the embassy, dual nationals who have returned to Nigeria are frequently the targets of violent crimes, which are widespread in the nation”
Also, the embassy stated that “Violent crime, including armed robberies, assaults, carjackings, hostage taking, banditry, and rapes, is widespread throughout the nation. Kidnappings for ransom usually target U.S. residents with a reputation for affluence as well as dual nationals who have visited Nigeria recently. On interstate routes, kidnapping groups have also stopped victims.
In Nigeria, terrorists are still planning and executing assaults. Targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, houses of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, public buildings, transit hubs, and other locations where large crowds congregate, terrorists may launch attacks with little or no advance notice. It is well known that terrorists collaborate with nearby gangs to broaden their influence.
Due to security issues, the U.S. government has limited capacity to offer emergency services to U.S. nationals in several locations in Nigeria.