A U.S. citizen resident in Tahoua region, Niger, was kidnapped by an unknown group of assailants on October 14, 2016. The U. S. Embassy Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that the threat of kidnapping and hostage taking continues to be very high. There are no further details regarding the targets, timing, or method of any planned kidnappings. The U.S. Embassy continues to take this threat seriously and advises U.S. citizens to take appropriate security precautions and to avoid predictable travel patterns within Niger.
The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Niamey and other parts of Niger to review your personal security plans, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal safety, remain aware of your surroundings, monitor local news for updates, and maintain a high level of vigilance.
Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council