Breaking! Danger as UK Govt Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 12 States In Nigeria

Due to security concerns, the United Kingdom (UK) has recommended its citizens not to go to twelve Nigerian states.

This was highlighted in a UK Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office travel recommendation (FCDO).

The UK government has warned its citizens that kidnapping for ideological, financial, or political gain is a considerable concern in Nigeria.

Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states have all been told to stay away from.

The FCDO further recommended Nigerians to avoid all but essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, and Kogi in Kebbi and Abia States, respectively, within 20 kilometers of the Niger border.

Part of the advisory read: “Foreign nationals, including humanitarian workers, are likely targets for kidnap. Humanitarian hubs and humanitarian workers have been targeted during attacks in the North East, including Monguno, Borno State on 13 June 2020.

“The security environment in the North East has deteriorated since 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnapping of humanitarian and private sector workers.

“There are also reports that Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) have an active plan to kidnap foreigners. As well as in North-East Nigeria, extremist groups operate in some northern and middle belt states including Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Niger and Adamawa states.

“If you are working or travelling in these States then you should be aware of the risk of terrorist kidnapping.”

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Chukwu Ebuka
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