On 9 September 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Niamey issued an updated Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Embassy in Niamey reminds U.S. citizens that extremist groups seek to target locations in Niamey frequented by Westerners.

“U.S. citizens are advised to be aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when visiting venues such as banks, supermarkets, restaurants, and hotels.

“Varying your travel routes and times, so as to not be pattern-predictable. Public venues should not be visited on a “clockwork” basis, but rather should be transited via a selection of travel routes and times that do not allow for the prediction of your presence at a particular venue or route of travel.”