Taiwan warns Nigerian and South African citizens against terrorist attacks

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) The Foreign Ministry on Saturday warned Taiwanese citizens not to travel to the Nigerian capital Abuja and Sandton, the financial hub of Johannesburg, following terrorist alerts issued by the United States and some other western countries.

The ministry also instructed Taiwan’s representative offices in Nigeria and South Africa to alert Taiwanese living in those countries of possible terrorist attacks so that they can avoid traveling to the targeted areas, according to a statement released. Saturday by the ministry.

The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and some European countries have issued a security advisory to their citizens in Nigeria due to a “high threat of terrorist attack” in Abuja, it said. -he declares.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in South Africa has advised staff to avoid crowds and other large public gatherings in the Greater Sandton area of ​​Johannesburg on October 29-30, the ministry said in the statement. .

The US Embassy in South Africa said via its website that it had received information that terrorists may be planning an attack targeting large gatherings of people at an unspecified location in the area on October 29.

There was no further information regarding the timing, method or target of the potential attack.

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