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

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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