US Advises Citizens To Expect Increased In Crime Over Kuje Prison Attack in Abuja

Date: 06-07-2022 9:21 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 6-07-2022 09:21 PM (1 month ago)
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The United States Embassy has warned its citizens in Nigeria against travelling on the airport road in Abuja and some states in Nigeria.

The warning came after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Kuje Prison and freed some inmates on Tuesday night.

Among the states are Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.

Citizens have been advised to only embark on essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa , Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State, Abia and non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Plateau and Taraba States.

The US embassy in a statement on Wednesday, titled, ‘Abuja FCT prison break near the airport on July 5, 2022’, stated that crime has become endemic throughout Nigeria.

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 lies approximately 27 miles southwest of the Central Business District.

“An increase in crime is expected in and around Abuja. It’s recommended that US citizens should maintain a high state of personal security awareness for the next two weeks and avoid unnecessary travel on the airport road.”

“Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria and tends to spike after dark. Avoiding locations and situations that increase the likelihood of being victimized is the best defence. Avoid displays of valuables and limit nighttime activity.

“Terrorists are increasingly using less sophisticated methods of attack including knives, firearms, and vehicles to target crowds more effectively.

“Frequently, the terrorists aim is focused on unprotected or vulnerable targets, such as: High-profile public events, political rallies, holiday events, demonstrations, hotels, clubs, and restaurants frequented by tourists etc,” the statement read.

Posted: at 6-07-2022 09:21 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 6-07-2022 10:22 PM (1 month ago)
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Fool!!!!  shouldn't that landlocked  Abuja have been under lockdown since the incident!! nothing in!!!  nothing out...
Posted: at 6-07-2022 10:22 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- Jiiitk4 at 7-07-2022 05:29 AM (1 month ago)
Stop giving your citizens advice on the security problems in Nigeria. Just help us break up this Useless country. The Northerners have totally spoilt everything.
Posted: at 7-07-2022 05:29 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Paulevery at 7-07-2022 01:17 PM (1 month ago)
Ex US President,
Donald Trump wasn't wrong totally, when he called Africa continent a shit Hole...
Mostly Nigeria....
It is crystal clear
Posted: at 7-07-2022 01:17 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac