Security Alert: Threats against Nigerien and Western Government Facilities and Locations Frequented by Westerners

Location:  Niger Event:  Several unexploded rockets were discovered on the outskirts of Niamey Tuesday, January 14, near the village of Kongou Gorou.  No damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Embassy is aware of potential threats against Nigerien and western government buildings, and locations frequented by westerners. The Embassy strongly advises limiting unnecessary movements during …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Niger (January 6, 2020)

Location: Niger Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy to Niger

Location:  Country-wide, Niger Event:  Holidays in Niger provide increased risk for terrorism and criminal activity.  The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist groups continue to plot attacks throughout the country.  Extremists continue to focus on locations such as shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public …

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Travel Advisory Update: Niger — Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Reconsider travel to Niger due to crime, terrorism, and kidnapping. Country Summary: Violent crime, such as armed robbery, is common in Niger. Terrorist groups continue plotting kidnappings and attacks in Niger. They may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Terrorists operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, Burkina …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Niamey – Niger

Location:  Niamey Event:  A civil society meeting and march is scheduled to take place on December 15 starting at 9:00 A.M. The march will start at Place Toumo and end at Place Concertation. The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to exercise caution as demonstrations can occur suddenly anywhere throughout the city.  If you see a crowd …

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Security Alert: U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Country-wide, Niger Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Niger will be closed on Monday, August 12, 2019 in observance of the Tabaski holiday (Eid-al-Adha).  The U.S. Embassy will reopen on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Please exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings during the upcoming holiday.  Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Niamey, Niger Event: During the African Union (AU) Summit, host nation security forces will be implementing additional security measures that may affect movement throughout the city. Road closures and traffic disruptions are anticipated from July 3-10. Police checkpoints will be deployed throughout the city. The U.S. Embassy in Niger reminds U.S. citizens that terrorist …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (1 June 2019) Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  According to credible sources, terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Niger and may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and/or local government facilities and areas frequented by large crowds. Vigilance and security measures in Niger remain heightened due to …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location:  Niamey, Niger Event:  Terrorist groups continue plotting attacks in Niger and may attack with little or no warning, targeting foreign and local government facilities and areas frequented by Westerners. Security measures in Niger remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Location: Parc W and Western Tillaberi Bordering Burkina Faso Event: Due to recent extremist attacks, U.S. Embassy personnel are prohibited from personal travel to the area of western Tillaberi next to the border with Burkina Faso.  This includes the border region west of the town of Bolsi in the north to Boumba in the south, …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger – Caution Reminder

Location:  Country-wide, Niger and particularly in border regions. Event: Following the recent abduction of a foreign national near the Burkina Faso border, the U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens about the risks of kidnapping and terrorism in Niger and to take necessary precautions. Please see our Travel Advisory for more information. Actions to Take: Review …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Niamey, Niger (8 February 2018)

Location:  Diffa Region Event:  Terrorists may attack targets in Diffa Region, to include areas where security forces or Westerners may be present. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners. Monitor local media for updates. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger +227 20 72 …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Niger Travel Warning.

October 30, 2017 The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because …

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