The US government warns it's citizens to avoid traveling to some states in Nigeria

The US government warns its citizens not to travel to some states in Nigeria as they are categorised as "high-risk aeas”.

In a release that was published by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, 14 states in Nigeria were listed with a “do not travel” instruction. The government of US has urged its citizens to reconsider travelling to Nigeria “due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime, which includes kidnappings, hijackings, boardings, theft, etc.

“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,” US advised its citizens.

It also added that the country has been unable to provide emergency services to its citizens in some areas of Nigeria due to security conditions and might not be able again to provide.

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