Terrorists are planning to attack expatriates and foreign visitors in Lagos – US

Terrorists are planning to attack expatriates and foreign visitors in Lagos state during the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, the United States Consulate in Nigeria has said.

According to statement published on the website of the US Mission on Tuesday, hotels in Lagos, which are frequented by expatriates, are the likely targets of the terrorists.

“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria advises that groups associated with terrorist activity might be planning attacks against hotels in Lagos frequented by international visitors, including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays (5 and 6 July 2016),” read the statement.

“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria reminds you to review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.”

July 5 and 6 were initially set apart as public holidays to mark the Eid-el Fitr celebration. However, due to the late sighting of the moon, the federal government has added en extra day to the holiday.

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