The United States has issued a warning to its citizens in Nigeria to avoid major hotels in the country, citing some security threats targeted at these hotels in the larger cities of the country.

The US issued this warning in an official message to American citizens dated November 3.

It said US citizens should exercise vigilance at major hotels, be alert of their surroundings, keep a low profile, and review the travel advisory for Nigeria before checking into any hotels.

The notice reads, “The U.S. government is aware of credible information that there is an elevated threat to major hotels in Nigeria’s larger cities. Nigerian security services are working diligently to counter the threat.”

The notice also provided the addresses and telephone numbers of the US embassy in Abuja and consulate in Lagos should any US citizen require help.

National President, Nigerian Association of Tour Operators, Ime Udo, while reacting to the warning by the United States to its citizens in Nigeria in a interview with Saturday PUNCH assured foreigners that Nigeria remained safe to visit for tourism and business.

Udo stated that the security challenges of the country were not enough to stop foreigners from visiting.

She added, “There is no country without its peculiar challenges. America is just one of those countries that would always want to protect its people no matter how small or big the threat is, but you can’t use that as a yardstick that Nigeria is not safe for foreigners.

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