Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Increased Security Presence

The U.S. Embassy in Ouagadougou informs U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso that the government has increased its security presence at the Laico Hotel and La Perle restaurant in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood of Ouagadougou.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to be aware of ongoing threats of attacks posed by terrorist groups throughout the region. The security environment in Burkina Faso is fluid and the potential for attacks throughout the country, including in Ouagadougou, remains.As a result, the authorities will bolster the security presence, as necessary, based on any information received.

Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security.

Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council