Following the tension generated by the United States’ airstrike which killed Iran’s military commander, Qasem Soleimani, the US embassy in Nigeria has issued a security alert to Americans resident in the country.

In a statement posted on its website, the embassy advised American citizens in Nigeria to be cautious of their movement following the recent world events, an apparent reference to the rising tension in the middle east.

Citizens were advised to:

  • 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┬áTravel Advisory for Nigeria