Insecurity: Avoid Non-essential Travel To Nigeria, Canada Warns Citizens

source: punchng

Amid the security challenges in Nigeria , the Government of Canada has warned its citizens against non- essential travel to the West African country. It also cautioned its nationals resident in Nigeria to exercise high level vigilance so as not become victims of the insecurity in Nigeria . In a travel advisory published on its official websites, the Canadian government urged citizens to “ avoid non- essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime , inter -communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings ” . The advisory further read , “ Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism , armed attacks , kidnapping, intercommunal and sectarian violence : “ The north -western states of Kaduna , Kano, Katsina , Sokoto and Zamfara ; “ The north -central state of Plateau ; “ The north-eastern states of Adamawa , Bauchi, Borno , Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe ; and “ The Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers ( with the exception of Rivers ’ capital city , Port Harcourt , where we advise against non- essential travel ). ” The Canadian government also urged its nationals in Nigeria to “ exercise a high degree of caution in the cities of Abuja , Calabar and Lagos due to the incidence of crime ” .

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