The United State's Embassy has temporarily closed its consular section in Nigeria's capital city, Abuja.
The United States of America Embassy in Abuja have taken to its verified Twitter handle, @USEmbassyAbuja, to announce that it has temporarily suspended all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, and have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services.
It added that consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.
Here's how the U.S Government's website made the announcement on its website;
"Until further notice, all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services. Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.
Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.
American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs should continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press “0” to go to the operator to request assistance.
American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before Tuesday and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and [email protected]) to discuss their options.
Those travelling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date.
Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja."