Senegal’s security apparatuses in collaboration with Western intelligence agencies have thwarted a terrorist plot to target a hotel in the capital Dakar, local media reported on Friday.
The media quoted sources as saying that Senegalese security forces foiled the attack that was set to take place on Thursday night.
The hotel that lies on the shores of Dakar is frequented by Westerners, the sources said, although they did not name it.
The sources also refused to reveal more information about the operation to foil the plot.
Earlier this week, the US embassy warned its citizens in Senegal of a "credible threat" of a terror attack in Dakar, advising them to take special care when visiting places and areas popular with Westerners.
The embassy also told its own staff members to stay away from seaside hotels in the capital.
A message, issued on Wednesday to US citizens in the country, warned them "to be vigilant when visiting establishments and staying at hotels frequented by Westerners due to a credible threat related to potential terrorist activity in Dakar".
It went on to advise US nationals to "review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings," while banning embassy personnel from staying at the seaside hotels until the first week of December.
The Canadian government on Thursday issued a similar warning to its nationals in the west African nation.