2019 Election: US Warns Of Impending Boko Haram/ISIS Attacks


LAGOS JANUARY 21ST (NEWSRANGERS)-The United States has warned of an increased threat by Book Haram to carry out terrorist attacks in Nigeria especially as the general elections approach.
In a Security Alert issued on Friday, Jan. 18, via its website, in Nigeria, the US noted that “there is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno state and the Northeast.”
It disclosed that ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram have both stated their plans “to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian Security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls.”
The post, however said it had no specific threat information, but cautioned American citizens in the country to be security conscious giving out contact numbers for the citizens who might need assistance.
See the full text below:
Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria (January 18, 2019)
Location: Nigeria, Countrywide
Event: There is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno state and the Northeast. ISIS West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian Security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls. While we have no specific threat information to the U.S. Embassy or within Nigeria during the election season, U.S. citizens in Nigeria should remember to follow personal security precautions on a regular basis.

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