Avoid 12 Nigerian states, UK warns citizens

The United Kingdom has issued another security advice to its citizens in Nigeria or that may be considering travelling to the country.

The UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in its updated foreign advisory asked its citizens to avoid at least 12 states in Nigeria, while saying some other states should be travelled to only if it is essential.

This is coming barely two weeks after the UK had issued an earlier warning of possible terrorists’ attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

“The FCDO no longer advises against all but essential travel to the Federal Capital Territory, including the city of Abuja, but risks remain, and further details about the continued threat from terrorism in this region has been added. The FCDO advice against travelling to other areas of Nigeria remains in place.

“The FCDO advises against all travel to Borno State, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and the riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states,” it said in the updated advisory on Monday, published on its site.

It listed other states as risks areas and only advised travels to the places on very essential basis.

“The FCDO advises against all but essential travel to Bauchi State, Kano Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State, Abia, non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers states, Plateau, and Taraba states,” the UK said.

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