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US warns Americans in Nigeria to reconsider security after Libya attack

The United States Embassy
in Nigeria has warned Americans about the threat of attacks by
extremist groups following the violence in Libya and Egypt, urging
extra caution.
The embassy issued the warning following an attack on a U.S. Mission
in Benghazi, Libya, yesterday, which killed an ambassador and three
other embassy staff.

“The U.S. Mission in Nigeria strongly urges U.S. citizens in Nigeria
to consider their personal security and to keep personal safety in the
forefront of their planning,” the embassy warned in an emergency message
on Wednesday September 12.

The attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, suspected to be carried
out by Al Qaeda elements, followed protests against a controversial
movie about Prophet Mohammed made by an Isreali-American, Sam Bacile,
living in Carlifonia.

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The movie sparked protest in Egypt where protesters burned American
flags near the American Embassy. The movie also drew widespread
condemnation from the Islamic world.

The  U.S Embassy in Nigeria fears terrorists in Nigeria may latch on
the spreading rage against the movie to attack its citizens as security
conditions in the country remained ”fluid and unpredictable.”

“All U.S. citizens should use caution and discretion when deciding to
attend large functions or visit establishments identified as potential
targets, and respond appropriately if they detect suspicious activities”
the embassy warned.

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Adebayo Folorunsho-Francis is a communicator, Journalist, blogger, business coach and, of course, a prolific writer. He has Dip (Journalism) and B.A. (History & International Relations) from the Lagos State University (LASU). The self-effacing young man has worked for national, regional and local newspapers. He had worked with THISDAY covered community news for ISLAND NEWS and corresponded with P.M. NEWS (evening tabloid). Presently, he is the editor of CITYPULSE MEDIA and senior correspondent of PHARMANEWS, West Africa foremost health and pharmaceutical journal.


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