Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there personal security concerns to be aware of at this post? Please describe.

Very much so. Google it before thinking of coming. - Aug 2022

Yes. Travel within the city of Niamey is generally unrestricted but outside the péage was a different matter. At least two vehicles had to travel together and had to be back inside the péage before dusk. For journeys outside the city, coordination with local security forces to escort embassy vehicles was required. - Apr 2020

Yes, malaria is prevalent, tummy issues. Meds need to be taken to combat getting malaria. - Jul 2019

Yes, follow RSO guidance. Carry a radio with you at all times, cell phone service is unreliable. - Oct 2017

Lots! No traveling outside the city without permission and a caravan. Some petty theft, lots of terrorism concerns. - Oct 2017

Security conditions change as regional threats arise. Vigilance and a secure home and vehicle are what is necessary to be aware of your surroundings. Petty theft crimes are common at night, but like most cities, such areas should be avoided at night. If you don't want to get jacked, don't go somewhere you shouldn't be! - Aug 2015

Terrorists and on-edge government security forces are both concerns. Niger borders Mali, Libya, and Nigeria, and there are terrorist elements in both -- some of which have conducted attacks within Niger. - Jul 2013

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