Don’t Travel To Parts of Rivers, Delta And 16 Other States In Nigeria — U.S. Warns Citizens
The United States Department of State has advised Americans to reconsider travelling to Nigeria “due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and armed gangs.”
In its latest travel advisory shared on Wednesday, the US noted that some areas “have increased risk”. It advised its citizens against travelling to Borno, Yobe, Kogi, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidna ; Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping; Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Enugu, Imo, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and armed gangs.
“Violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, hostage taking, roadside banditry, and rape – is common throughout the country.
Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth.