Nigerian police guard embassies after Libya attack

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ABUJA (Reuters) – Police in Nigeria, which faces an Islamist insurgent threat, ordered 24-hour security around all foreign embassies on Thursday after gunmen in Libya enraged over a film about the Prophet Mohammad killed the U.S. ambassador there.
The American embassy in Abuja issued an emergency warning to its citizens living in Nigeria, where radical Islamist sect Boko Haram has killed hundreds this year in an insurgency against the Nigerian government.
“Extremists may attempt to target U.S. citizens and other Westerners in Nigeria,” the message on the embassy’s website said. “The situation in the country remains fluid and unpredictable.”

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