The United States Government has granted departure status to its government employees and their families at the Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The US state Department announced the approval of the evacuation in its updated Nigeria travel advisory on Wednesday.
The permission allows the voluntary departure of family members and certain employees due the risk of attacks.
Recall that U.S. Mission and United Kingdom had earlier alerted Nigeria on Sunday on possible terrorists attack in the capital city.
The advisory reads in part “On October 25, 2022, the Department authorized the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and family members due to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks,”
“The U.S. Embassy Abuja continues to have limited ability to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens in Nigeria. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos is providing all routine and emergency services to U.S. citizens in Nigeria.”
However, the Nigeria Police Force is yet to react to the approval of the departure status at the time of filing this report.