The United States Embassy in Nigeria has put out a direct alert which had been made of an elevated risk of some series of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja, the capital.
The U.S. Mission had also issued a terse statement to this effect on Sunday.
It had directly listed some of the targets as government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, and bars and the others are restaurants, athletic gatherings, transport terminals, law enforcement facilities, and international organizations.
“The U.S. Embassy will offer reduced services until further notice,” the release added.
It warned American nationals against all non-essential travel or movement.
In another report, the United States Mission in Nigeria has declared that the country is not currently part of the pilot visa bond program.
The State Department had announced that certain nationals travelling to America will, from next month, will pay a bond.
Consular officers may require nonimmigrant visa applicants to post $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 as a condition of issuance.
The new policy will last six months – December 24, 2020, up to June 24, 2021.
The Temporary Final Rule (TFR) aims to discourage non-citizens’ overstay.
Africa’s most populous nation is one of the countries with a high rate.
This is why Nigeria will be affected by the plan to limit admission into U.S schools to two years.
On Tuesday, the U.S Mission in Abuja, ostensibly in reaction to media reports of the new rule, made a clarification.
A statement said acting on 2019 presidential memo on combating high overstay figures, the State Department, embassies and consulates overseas conducted analysis to identify and address root causes.
It confirmed that the State Department is considering additional steps to address temporary business visitor/tourist (B-1/B-2) visa overstays.