The United States and the United Kingdom insist that Abuja and six other cities in the country are at risk of terror attacks this festive season.
Recall that they had raised the alarm over a possible attack, with the Nigeria Police confirming it last week.
Both countries called for caution in: Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano; Kaduna; Jigawa; Katsina, Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, and Yobe states.
According to them, the risk of these places facing attack during the Yuletide is still high.
“Terrorist groups have threatened to conduct bombings and attacks in the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) area during this period,” the UK mission stated in an updated travel advisory on its website.
“You should avoid places where crowds gather, including religious gatherings and places of worship, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for displaced people.”
Also, the US Embassy Information Officer, Russell Brooks, noted that the warning stood till the year runs out.
“The US Mission remains concerned about potential attacks in the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, and Yobe; travellers are urged to avoid those states through the end of the year,” he told Punch.
“If you construed the warning as referring to last Friday’s holiday (December 1), you are mistaken.
According to reports, the police have deployed undercover operatives in strategic locations in Abuja to foil any terrorist plot.
It was gathered that personnel were raiding vulnerable areas and arresting miscreants and other hoodlums who could be used by the insurgents to carry out attacks.