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Planning a trip to Nigeria? Be extra careful, UK warns travelers

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens about traveling to Nigeria, after a surge in violence and abductions.

A travel advisory issued Monday said there is high threat of abduction in most parts of Nigeria.

The UK cautioned its citizens against travelling to Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Kano states, among others.

“Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Nigeria. Most attacks occur in the North-East, particularly in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe states.”

“The security environment in the North-East has deteriorated in 2018 and there is a heightened risk of kidnap. Kidnaps in the North-East have included humanitarian and private sector workers.

“There are also reports that Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa (a faction of the sect) are continuing to actively plan to kidnap foreigners.”


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