The US Embassy in Nigeria has temporarily suspended visa and American Citizen Services in its Abuja office.
In a statement published on its website, the embassy said this was due to “reasons beyond our control”.
However, consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue, the statement read.
Applicants were advised to contact the Consular Office in Lagos for immediate emergency travel.
The Embassy urged applicants to “monitor the Facebook page and the Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for updates on consular operations,” adding that scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.
“American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs should continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press “0” to go to the operator to request assistance. We regret the inconvenience this has caused to our applicants and hope to resume operations soon,” it added.