The United States have warned his citizens to reconsider travelling to Nigeria due to crime , terrorism , civil unrest, kidnapping and maritime crime.
The US government in a statement issued by the Department of State also blacklisted 12 vulnerable States in Nigeria for its citizens to avoid.
Integrity watchdog learnt from the statement issued by the US Embassy in Nigeria that it have limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.
The statement dated August 6 also lowered the Nigeria’s Travel Advisory from level 4 which is ‘Do Not Travel’ to Level 3 ‘Reconsider Travel’.
Part of the statement reads as follows;
“Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to COVID-19. Reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and
“Nigeria has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.
Nigeria has lifted stay at home orders, and resumed some transportation options and business operations.
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
- Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime
“Country Summary: Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape – is common throughout the country.
“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.
“There is maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.
“The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.”