Security Message for U.S. Citizens Security Reminder

In light of recent terrorist attacks in multiple countries, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups in the Sahel may seek to target foreigners.  U.S. citizens should be alert to the possibility of kidnapping and take steps to mitigate their possibility of becoming a victim.  The Embassy reiterates its standing guidance that U.S. citizens in Niger should exercise caution when frequenting public venues visited by large numbers of foreigners, such as grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and bars.  U.S. citizens should also monitor local events, report suspicious activity to the local police, reduce exposure to other high-risk areas such as Nigerien government facilities, and vary times and routes of daily travel.

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