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UK government warns Citizens against Travelling to 12 States in Nigeria.

Government of the United Kingdom has warned its citizens against traveling to 12 states in Nigeria over insecurity challenges.

This was revealed in a travel advisory published by the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).

Citizens of United Kingdom have been warned to stay away from these twelve states; Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kastina, Delta, Rivers, Cross Rivers, Zamfara and Adamawa states.

The FDCO also advised its citizens against all but important travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi and Abia States respectively.

Part of the advisory read;

"Foreign Nationals, including humanitarian workers, are likely targets for kidnap. Humanitarian hubs and humanitarian workers have been targeted during attacks in the North East, including Monguno, Borno state on 13 June, 2020.

"The security environment in the North East has deteriorated since 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnapping of humanitarian and private sector workers.

"There are also reports that Boko Haram and some Islamic State West African (ISWA) have an active plan to kidnap foreigners. As well as in North East Nigeria, extremist groups operate in some northern and middle belt states, including Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Niger and Adamawa states.

"If you are working or travelling in these states then you should be aware of the risk of terrorist kidnapping".

The United Kingdom government also warned against attacks and killings in Southeast and South South regions.

"There have also been a number of attacks and targeted killings in the South East and South South regions of Nigeria, including in the states of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo and Ebonyi. Some of these attacks have been on isolated roads and in remote locations, but there is a chance that they could occur in metropolitan areas", the advisory read.

The United Kingdom government advised those travelling to those regions to be careful and follow information outlets and local news for further information, including on local curfew.

The issue of insecurity in Nigeria has been stressed to the point that even Western countries are now becoming afraid of entering the country.

We are not only faced with insecurity in the North East region, but it has spread to other states within the country, and these states are the major states that contribute to the economic growth of the country.

With foreigners and investors already leaving the country, one will begin to ask what is left of Nigeria.

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