August 14, 2008
On August 14th Nigeria will officially hand over control of the Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon in keeping with an internationally recognized agreement. Americans in or near this region should be alert to the possibility that some local Nigerian groups may protest the handover. We continue to advise all Americans to review their security procedures, remain vigilant to their surroundings, and report any specific incidences of targeted violence toward U.S. citizens or facilities.
The telephone numbers for the Embassy in Abuja and the U. S. Consulate General in Lagos are listed below. You may also email the Abuja Consular Section at: ConsularAbuja@state.gov or the Lagos Consular Section at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on travel in Nigeria, see the Department of State's most recent Travel Warning and Country Specific Information Sheet for Nigeria at http://travel.state.gov. Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. Embassy Abuja is located at Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central Business District, Abuja; the local number is 09-461-4000. Abuja international telephone number is 011  (9) 461-4000. The U.S. Consulate Lagos is located at 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos; the telephone number is 01-261-1215. For Lagos after-hours emergencies, call 011  (1) 261-1414, 261-0195, 261-0078, 261-0139, or 261-6477.