Insecurity: UK warns citizens against travelling to 12 Nigerian states


The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to some Nigerian States, including the FCT, following the terror alert issued last month.

Recall the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Germany and Bulgaria were among the countries that warned their citizens to avoid essential Nigerian travel and avoid crowded places.

On Monday the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK government released their latest travel advisory and warned that the citizens are ‘advised against all but essential travel’.

The statement contained in the advisory reads in part that “The FCDO advises against all travel to Abuja, Borno State, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and the riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states,”. The FCDO advice against travelling to other areas of Nigeria remains in place.

“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,”

Despite the advisory release, some of these countries’ citizens have reportedly been asked to consider leaving the country over an imminent terror alert.

However, the Nigerian government has announced that it is taking steps to curb insecurity before the end of the year. This was disclosed by the minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said that President Muhammadu Buhari had given a December deadline for the security forces to restore order and stability in all parts of the country.


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