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US embassy in Nigeria to reduce public operations over insecurity

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The United States Embassy in Abuja has announced that it will be reducing its public operations for security reasons.

In a statement seen by TheCable, the embassy said the services that will be affected include routine American citizen services and the education advising centre.

It added that the new measure will take effect from July 16 to July 23.

“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja will be reducing public operations effective Friday, July 16 through Friday, July 23 as a security precaution,” the statement reads.

“July 20 and July 21 are local holidays and the Embassy is scheduled to be closed to the public on those days. The Embassy plans to resume full public operations on Monday, July 26.

“Services affected include routine American citizen services, visas, and the Education Advising Center.

“U.S. Citizens who experience an emergency may contact the duty officer through the Embassy switchboard on +234 (9) 461-4000, then press zero.”

Nigeria has continued to witness a series of security challenges — with attacks by bandits and insurgents recorded in different parts of the country.

Source: The CableNG

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