US Warns Citizens against Travels to Nigeria

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has cautioned American citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19, crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.

The U.S. government, however, warned its citizens to be careful during their stay and travel in the country because “crime is endemic throughout Nigeria.”

The Holiday Security Alert tweeted by U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USinNigeria) also warned U.S. citizens against traveling to 12 states, giving specific reasons.

The states listed are: Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers.

“We remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution while travelling and residing in Nigeria. Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, ranging from petty street crime to carjacking, and crime levels tend to increase during the holidays.”

Specifically, the tweet said “Do Not Travel to: Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism; Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states due to kidnapping.”

The alert said terrorist groups based in the North-east target churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues, adding that “approximately two million Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in North-east Nigeria.

“Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe states – Do Not Travel. The security situation in North-west and North-east Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in the states listed above due to widespread inter-communal violence and kidnapping.

 

 

– Thisdaylive

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

One Response to “US Warns Citizens against Travels to Nigeria”

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