The United States Department of State has warned of potential terrorist attacks targeted at hotels in Lagos during the Eid-el-Fitr holiday.
The travel advisory warning, released on Tuesday, also advised U.S. nationals to spend less time at waterfront properties, terraces and restaurants in the nation’s commercial capital.
It also advised American citizens against travelling by boats across the south of the country.
It advised America citizens entering the city through the airport to arrange for a convoy that consists of one “single-vehicle MOPOL escort” during night and daytime travel.
Americans were also advised to avoid walking on the street alone without being by accompanying local contacts.
According to the warning, the nature of the possible threat in Lagos is similar to those common in areas with active Islamist militants like the North-Central, North-East and Kano, where Boko Haram terrorists are more active.