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The government of the United Kingdom (UK), has updated its terrorism alert to citizens in Nigeria warning of potential attacks by terrorists.
The UK cautioned of an increased threat of terrorist attacks in the federal capital territory (FCT).
UK citizens were advised to stay alert, “consider movements carefully, follow the local news and the advice of security authorities”.
The foreign travel advisory cautioned against visits to markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, football viewing centres, displacement camps, transport terminals (including train networks), government buildings — and schools.
Meanwhile, the British High Commission in Abuja has said only critical staff will be allowed access to its facility on Monday, October 24.
In a notice sighted by Africa Daily News, New York the BHC said its decision would be binding on all staff.
Parents were also ‘strongly’ advised against sending their children to school.
The development comes on the heels of the United States (US) warning to its citizens about the possibility of terror attacks in the FCT.
Africa Daily News, New York had reported that the US, on Sunday, issued a security alert, citing an ‘elevated risk of terror attacks’ in the country.
In a related development, Africa Daily News, New York can confirm that the United States Embassy has alerted its nationals of an elevated risk of terror attacks in Nigeria, specifically in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.
The U.S. Mission issued a terse statement on Sunday.
It listed targets as government buildings, places of worship, schools, markets, shopping malls, hotels, and bars.
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.