Saturday, October 15, 2011

US Government: Nigeria Travel Warning Updated

Plus ca change …

October 13, 2011
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria, and continues to recommend U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers; the Southeastern states of Abia, Edo, Imo; the city of Jos in Plateau State, Bauchi and Borno States in the northeast; and the Gulf of Guinea because of the risks of kidnapping, robbery, and other armed attacks in these areas.  Violent crime committed by individuals and gangs, as well as by persons wearing police and military uniforms, remains a problem throughout the country.  This notice replaces the Travel Warning for Nigeria dated April 15, 2011, to update information on recent violent activity and crime in Nigeria.

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