UK Government orders Citizens to avoid traveling to 23 States in Nigeria [See List]
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has warned British citizens against travelling to 23 states in Nigeria over security issues.
The travel warning issued via its website rise from the increasing security problems carried out by the Boko Haram terrorists group, armed banditry and militancy in Nigeria.
Directly, the FCO advised against all travels to states like Borno; Yobe; Adamawa; Gombe; and the riverine areas of Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
Furthermore, it’s warned against trips to within 20km of the border with Niger and Zamfara states.
The advisory pleaded that the British nationals avoid crowds and political events, religious meetings and places of prayers, markets, shopping malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transport hubs and camps for persons displaced.
“Attacks could be indiscriminate and could affect western interests as well as places visited by tourists.
“Besides Abuja, other major towns and cities remain particularly at risk, including Kano and Kaduna,” it stated.
The FCO noted that there was a high threat of kidnap throughout the country, adding that abductions could be motivated by criminality or terrorism, and could be carried out for financial or political gain.
” It stated, “the security environment in the northeast has deteriorated since 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnap.
” There is also a high threat of criminal kidnap in the Niger Delta region and Kogi State.
“If you travel to areas to which the FCO advise against travel, you are particularly at risk and will need a high level of security.