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The United States Mission to Nigeria has approved departure status for some employees due to suspected heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, reports ITREALMS.
US Mission in Nigeria
The embassy, ITREALMS gathered in a security notice entitled ‘Authorised departure status’ made available to citizens on Wednesday from Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of Nigeria, noted that on October 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of State granted authorized departure status to Embassy Abuja.

This, ITREALMS also gathered, permits the voluntary departure of family members and certain employees due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks.

“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Nigeria. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos continues to provide routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nigeria,” the notice stated.
In addition, the Embassy advised on a number of actions to take by citizens, including “Have a personal emergency action plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance; Take advantage of commercial transportation options, if you wish to depart Nigeria; Monitor local media for breaking news on the security situation; Be aware of your surroundings and keep a low profile.”

They enjoined citizens seeking assistance to contact U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria at Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area, +234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero or by electronic mail via AbujaACS@state.gov.

Remmy Nweke/DoP

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