The United State Consulate General has issued security alert to Americans residing in Lagos, regarding the rapid increase in crime around the mega city. The US Consulate General caution its citizens to be more aware of their surroundings especially as they drive around the affluent neighborhoods of Ikoyi and Victoria Island which it said have experienced influx of armed robbers who engage in smash-and-grab of belongings of their victims.
The U.S Consulate General said these criminals often operate on motorbikes and approach their prospects during traffic stoppage or intersections to harass them with weapons and extort them.
Residents were advised to limit their night movement especially after 10:00 PM. The foreigners were also strongly advised to keep an extremely low profile so as not to attract criminally minded persons.