US: Bomb attacks possible in Nigeria capital

 Map locates deadly attacks in northeast Nigeria;


Map locates deadly attacks in northeast Nigeria;

The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has issued an emergency warning to its citizens living there that bomb attacks could be possible at luxury hotels in the oil-rich nation's capital.
The warning comes as an official with the Nigerian Red Cross says more than 100 people died in recent attacks in northeast Nigeria claimed by the radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram.
The warning says Boko Haram may bomb the Sheraton, Hilton and Nicon Luxury hotels in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, during the nation's holidays this week. Those hotels are frequented by foreigners and Nigeria's elite.
The embassy says staff have been told not to go to those hotels and all events involving U.S. personnel at those sites have been canceled.

Updated : 2021-04-16 16:04 GMT+08:00