US Alerts World Leaders, Exposes Buhari's Weaknesses

6 Jul 2016

US Alerts World Leaders, Exposes Buhari's Weaknesses


The United States of America, USA, has on Tuesday, July 5, called on foreigners and expatriates residing in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos State, to beware of a likely possible attack, during the public holidays, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The US warning, posted on its websites clearly stated; “The US Mission in Nigeria advises that groups associated with terrorist activity might be planning attacks against hotels in Lagos, frequented by international visitors, including those located on waterfronts, during the Eid-al-Fitr holidays.”

Wednesday and Thursday are public holidays in Nigeria, and the traditional end of a month of fasting and prayers, is marked by celebrations across the country.

The US Embassy’s latest warning did not mention a specific group, but urged its citizens to; “review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.”

Recall, that a similar security warning was given in December last year, while in May 2014, diplomats were warned of a possible attack at two Sheraton hotels in Lagos, after a car bombing in the capital, Abuja, killed 19 people just days before a major economic summit.

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Similar warnings were given in April 2012 and November 2011, about hotels popular with Westerners in Abuja.

Lagos, a melting pot mega city of some 20 million people, has been spared the worst excesses of violence by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, whose seven-year insurgency has destroyed Nigeria’s Nort-East.

However, the South-Western coastal city has been hit before. On June 25, 2014, explosions ripped through the port area, near a major fuel depot.

The authorities blamed the blast on a cooking gas cylinder which exploded, but eyewitnesses and Western diplomats said it was a car bomb that killed at least four people.

Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, later claimed responsibility.

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News Source: Post-Nigeria, 9jaTales

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