This is alarming.
The United States Department of State issued a warning Friday that “groups associated with terrorism” may be planning to attack one of the Sheraton Hotels in Lagos.
The warning was issued via a travel note to citizens warning them about possible security risks,Vanguard reports.
The U.S Consulate General in Lagos reportedly issued an e-mail advisory on the matter. The notice was also published on the Diplomatic Mission website – http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/mobile/sm-05022014.html.
Here are excerpts from the message:
“As of late April, groups associated with terrorism allegedly planned to mount an unspecified attack against the Sheraton Hotel in Nigeria, near the city of Lagos.
There was no further information regarding which of the two Sheraton Hotels in Lagos was the possible target, or if both of the Sheraton Hotels are possible targets.
There is no further information regarding the timing or method of attack. US citizens are cautioned to avoid these hotels at this time.”