Nigerian Govt Replies U.S., Others over Security Alert

The Nigerian Government has cautioned the United States, and other foreign Countries to stop generalizing isolated incidents, about insecurity confronting the country.

Reacting to the advisory issued by the U.S. government to its citizens, the Minister of Information, Mohamed Malagi during a press conference in Abuja on Monday warned the US and other foreign countries against generalizing isolated security incidents in the country.

The President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government has warned that the recent travel advisory issued by the United States of America on Nigerian hotels will create “needless panic, severely adverse economic impact and undermine efforts to attract investment into the country.”

The United States government had in an advisory issued over the weekend warned its citizens to keep off hotels in the country over alleged plot by terrorists to attack the facilities.

The Minister also said the Nigerian government is doing everything possible to tackle insecurity and guarantee safety of tourists and others in the country.the

Malagi said, “We understand the concerns raised by the United States government in their recent travel advisory, but believe that we mustn’t generalize isolated incidents across the entire hospitality industry.

“What we have seen is that such advisories do not achieve anything other than needless panic, and they can have a severe adverse economic impact, not to mention what they do to undermine the government’s efforts to attract investment.

“We have consistently prioritized the safety and well-being of all visitors to our country. We have implemented comprehensive security measures, both at the federal and state levels, to ensure the safety of tourists and international guests.

“These measures include intense intelligence gathering, acquisition and deployment of additional platforms, training, and re-training of personnel, cooperation with international law enforcement agencies, among others, to maintain a secure environment.”

Sahara Reporters


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