- The United States Embassy in Nigeria released a travel guide for American citizens after terrorists attacked Abuja’s Kuje prison
- In a statement released Wednesday July 6, the embassy predicted that crime in the FCT will increase after the attack
- The embassy also listed some precautionary measures American citizens are taking should stay safe Nigeria
FCT, Abuja – Following the terrorist attack on Kuje prison The United States Embassy warned its citizens in Nigeria against traveling on the airport road in Abuja.
In a statement Wednesday, July 6, entitled “Abuja FCT Prison break near airport on July 5, 2022,” the US Embassy noted that crime across Niger ia has become endemic.
The embassy warned that after the prison attack, an increase in crime is to be expected in and around Abuja.
The statement read:
“On the night of July 5, 2022, an attack on Kuje prison freed a large portion of the estimated 1,000 prisoners. The prison is approximately 27 miles southwest of the central business district.
“An increase in crime is expected in and around Abuja. It is recommended that US citizens maintain a high level of personal safety awareness and avoid unnecessary airport road travel over the next two weeks.
Kuje Prison Attack: What American Citizens Should Do
After development, the embassy advised American citizens to avoid places and situations that increase the likelihood of being bullied .
It also advised them to avoid valuables and limit night-time activities.
Terrorist Target Areas
“ Terrorist groups and groups inspired by such organizations intend to target US citizens abroad. Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack—including knives, firearms, and vehicles—to target crowds more effectively. Often their target focuses on unprotected or vulnerable individuals Targets, such as:
- High-profile public events (sports competitions, political rallies, demonstrations, holiday events, celebratory gatherings, etc.)
- Hotels, clubs and restaurants frequented by tourists
- Places of worship
- Parks, shopping centers and markets
- Public transport ( including subways, buses, trains, and scheduled commercial flights).
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Stop Keep a low profile
- Carry proper ID
- Monitor local media for updates
- Review your personal security plans
- Always ride with windows up and doors locked, and avoid large gatherings and protests
- Check alternate itineraries in case of unexpected pros tests or riots
- Be careful if you are unexpectedly near large gatherings or protests
- Always keep your apartment doors locked, even when you are at home
ISWA P claims responsibility for Kuje attack
Meanwhile, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack on Kuje prison in Abuja.
In footage released Wednesday evening, July 6, the terrorist sect showed some of their men making their way headed into the facility.
Dozens of fighters were seen in the 38-second video marching in groups as vehicles and a building burned. An elderly man dressed in local clothing also joined the young men who shouted over her voice.