US Issues Travel Restriction To Citizens In Nigeria
The United States of America has issued a fresh warning to its citizens resident in Nigeria following the recent killing of Iran’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani, by American forces.
It will be recalled that Soleimani was killed by an airstrike at Baghdad airport early on Friday.
Following the US attack and the death of its top military commander, Iran had vowed to retaliate and on those responsible for the killing, scaling up tensions in the middle east and other nations as the country and US appear to be rolling out drums of war.
It is believed the development made the US Mission in Nigeria place its citizens on high alert although it noted it has no specific threat information.
A statement on its website, dated January 3, 2020, said: “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; Stay alert in public places, including schools, hospitals, government facilities, places of worship, tourist locations, and transportation hubs.
“Review and alter travel routes and times to reduce time and place predictability; Avoid crowds and demonstrations; Exercise caution when walking or driving at night; Carry proper ID; Review your personal security plans; Monitor local media for updates; Review the Travel Advisory for Nigeria.”
Source: Naija News