THE United States has issued a travel advisory to its citizens, warning against travelling to Nigeria due security challenges and the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The US State Department in the advisory said citizens should reconsider travel to Nigeria due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.
It said Nigeria the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.
The security advisory, which was dated August 6, 2020, said citizenry should not travel to Borno and Yobe States and Northern Adamawa State due to terrorism
It also listed Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, and Yobe States as areas vulnerable to kidnapping.
For maritime crimes, civil unrest, kidnapping and other crimes, the consulate listed the coastal states of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) as vulnerable areas.
The State department also said Nigeria is known for violent crime – such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape – is common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.