Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, U.S warns citizens

Obinwannem News Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, U.S warns citizens

The United States Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos, has warned its citizens over the endemic crimes across Nigeria.

US authorities expressed worries over the insecurity challenges in Nigeria, asked US citizens in Nigeria to exercise caution while traveling or residing in Nigeria during the holiday season.

In a statement on Wednesday, the consulate outlined measures of security to its citizens, which includes keeping a low profile and being security conscious.

”Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, ranging from petty street crime to carjacking, and crime levels tend to increase during the holidays.

“It is prudent to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at holiday events.

“Demonstrations are relatively commonplace in Nigeria and generally affect traffic flow, especially if they progress along major thoroughfares.

“Criminal and other elements often infiltrate large gatherings. Terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology exist throughout Nigeria.

“Shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public venues frequented by Westerners are common attack targets.

Actions to Take; Be aware of your surroundings, keep a low profile, carry proper identification, stay alert in public places and locations frequented by tourists/Westerners, review your personal security plans, use caution when driving at night, avoid walking after dark”. The statement said.

Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News

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