The US Embassy in Nigeria says it has received information that groups “associated with terrorism” may be planning attacks against hotels in the country that are frequented by Westerners. In a brief message for US citizens, the embassy said it had no further information regarding the timing or method of any planned attacks. “The US Mission advises all US citizens to be vigilant when at hotels and around areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers … locations where large crowds may gather; and government facilities,” the statement said. Last month, 20 people, including one American, were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel in Bamako, Mali, claimed by two Islamist groups. Nigeria also has been subject to attacks, including suicide bombings.
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