Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Increase Vigilance During Election Season

U.S. Embassy Niamey, Niger

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Increase Vigilance During Election Season

February 18, 2016

The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to avoid political rallies, campaign events, polling stations, demonstrations, protests and other large gatherings in advance and after the elections; maintain situational awareness and exercise good judgment; stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times; and stay abreast of the situation through media outlets.

Spontaneous civil disruptions throughout the elections period, including demonstrations, are expected to occur with little or no advance warning throughout Niger.  Terrorist groups may also take advantage of this period to target election related events.

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