The United States government has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria due to the growing security threats in the country.

Us government warns Citizens about visiting Nigeria

This advised was published in a statement on the website of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, telling Americans to avoid travelling to states in Nigeria like Borno, Yobe and the Northern part of Adamawa State due to terrorism.

American citizens were also advised against travelling to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe states due to kidnappings.

In addition to that, the Bureau listed states in the Niger Delta region like Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states with the exception of Port Harcourt as areas prone to maritime crimes, civil unrest, kidnapping and other crimes.

The consulate further said that Nigeria is known for violent crimes such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape. It read;

“Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.

“Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather.

“Sporadic violence occurs between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.”

The U.S. government stressed that its ability to provide emergency services in Nigeria is very limited and so therefore, citizens should adhere to the advice.



The African Media News

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