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YOU KNOW THEY'RE REALLY SERIOUS BECAUSE THEY'RE TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL
LETTERS!!!!
THERE IS PROBABLY A GOVERNMENT POLICY MANUAL SOMEWHERE THAT REQUIRES
URGENT INFORMATION BULLETINS BE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
ROBBIE


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: WORLD WIDE CAUTION
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 10:45:33 +0100
From: Henderson, Natasha <[email protected]>
To: Henderson, Natasha <[email protected]>

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - WORLDWIDE CAUTION

CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LAGOS NIGERIA

1.  THIS SUPERSEDES THE WORLDWIDE CAUTION DATED JULY 29,
2003.  IT IS BEING ISSUED TO REMIND U.S. CITIZENS OF THE
CONTINUING THREAT OF TERRORIST ACTIONS THAT MAY TARGET
U.S. CITIZENS AND TO UPDATE THESE POTENTIAL THREATS,
ESPECIALLY AROUND THE ANNIVERSARY DATE OF THE SEPTEMBER
11, 2001 ATTACKS.  THE U.S. GOVERNMENT REMAINS DEEPLY
CONCERNED ABOUT THE SECURITY OF U.S. CITIZENS OVERSEAS.
U.S. CITIZENS ARE CAUTIONED TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF
VIGILANCE, TO REMAIN ALERT AND TO TAKE APPROPRIATE STEPS
TO INCREASE THEIR SECURITY AWARENESS. THIS WORLDWIDE
CAUTION EXPIRES ON FEBRUARY 10, 2004.

2.  WITH THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
ATTACKS UPON US, WE ARE SEEING INCREASING INDICATIONS THAT
AL-QAIDA IS PREPARING TO STRIKE U.S. INTERESTS ABROAD.
LOOKING AT THE LAST FEW MONTHS, AL-QAIDA AND ITS
ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS HAVE STRUCK IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN
RIYADH, IN NORTH AFRICA IN CASABLANCA, AND IN EAST ASIA IN
INDONESIA.  WE THEREFORE ASSESS THAT EUROPEAN OR EURASIAN
LOCATIONS COULD BE VENUES FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF ATTACKS,
POSSIBLY TO CLOSELY COINCIDE WITH THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE
SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK.  WE EXPECT AL-QAIDA WILL STRIVE FOR
NEW ATTACKS THAT WILL BE MORE DEVASTATING THAN THE
SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK, POSSIBLY INVOLVING NONCONVENTIONAL
WEAPONS SUCH AS CHEMICAL OR BIOLOGICAL AGENTS.  WE ALSO
CANNOT RULE OUT THE POTENTIAL FOR AL-QAIDA TO ATTEMPT A
SECOND CATASTROPHIC ATTACK WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.

3.  TERRORIST ACTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO,
SUICIDE OPERATIONS, HIJACKINGS, BOMBINGS OR KIDNAPPINGS.
THESE MAY ALSO INVOLVE COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT AND THREATS TO
INCLUDE CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS, SUCH AS EXPLOSIVE DEVICES.
TERRORISTS DO NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN OFFICIAL AND
CIVILIAN TARGETS. THESE MAY INCLUDE FACILITIES WHERE
AMERICAN CITIZENS AND OTHER FOREIGNERS CONGREGATE OR
VISIT, INCLUDING RESIDENTIAL AREAS, CLUBS, RESTAURANTS,
PLACES OF WORSHIP, SCHOOLS, HOTELS, OUTDOOR RECREATION
EVENTS OR RESORTS AND BEACHES. U.S. CITIZENS SHOULD REMAIN
IN A HEIGHTENED STATE OF PERSONAL SECURITY AWARENESS WHEN
ATTENDANCE AT SUCH LOCATIONS IS UNAVOIDABLE.

4.  U.S. GOVERNMENT FACILITIES WORLDWIDE REMAIN AT A
HEIGHTENED STATE OF ALERT. THESE FACILITIES MAY
TEMPORARILY CLOSE OR SUSPEND PUBLIC SERVICES FROM TIME TO
TIME TO ASSESS THEIR SECURITY POSTURE.  IN THOSE
INSTANCES, U.S. EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES WILL MAKE EVERY
EFFORT TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES TO U.S. CITIZENS.
AMERICANS ARE URGED TO MONITOR THE LOCAL NEWS AND MAINTAIN
CONTACT WITH THE NEAREST AMERICAN EMBASSY OR CONSULATE.
AS THE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO DEVELOP INFORMATION ON ANY
POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS TO U.S. CITIZENS OVERSEAS, IT
SHARES CREDIBLE THREAT INFORMATION THROUGH ITS CONSULAR
INFORMATION PROGRAM DOCUMENTS, AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
AT HTTP://TRAVEL.STATE.GOV.   IN ADDITION TO INFORMATION
ON THE INTERNET, U.S. TRAVELERS MAY OBTAIN UP-TO-DATE
INFORMATION ON SECURITY CONDITIONS BY CALLING 1-888-407-
4747 TOLL-FREE IN THE U.S. OR OUTSIDE THE U.S. AND CANADA
ON A REGULAR TOLL LINE AT 1-317-472-2328.


AND AS ALWAYS, SHOULD YOU MAY DIRECT QUESTIONS TO:

U.S. Consulate General, Lagos
2, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone:  01-261-1215, Fax: 261-2218
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 to 12:00
E-Mail:  [email protected]
Website:  usembassy.state.gov/nigeria
After Hour Emergencies:  08034023843

U.S. Embassy, Abuja
11 Mambilla Street, Maitama District, Abuja
Telephone:  09-523-0960/0916/5857/2235
Fax: 09-523-2078
Hours: M-TH 8:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 16:00; F 8:00 - 12:00 except holidays
Email:  [email protected]
After Hour Emergencies:  08034086000


Natasha M. Henderson
American Citizen's Services Officer
Consulate General of the United States of America
Lagos, Nigeria

E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 234-1-261-1215, 261-6477  x.359
Fax: 234-1-261-2218
http://usembassy.state.gov/nigeria/wwwhcoam.html
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OUTLINED
IN E.O. 12958, THIS E-MAIL IS:
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