The u. s. government has warned its citizens against travelling to Nigeria for security reasons.
In the advisory published on the web site of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Americans were warned against travelling to Borno, Yobe and also the Northern a part of Adamawa State because of terrorism.
Americans were also advised against travelling to Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano and Yobe states thanks to kidnappings.\
The consulate listed coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states with the exception of Port Harcourt as areas at risk of maritime crimes, civil unrest, kidnapping and other crimes.
The consulate further said that Nigeria is thought for violent crimes like robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape. It read;
“Exercise extreme caution throughout the country because of the threat of indiscriminate violence.
“Terrorists continue plotting and concluding attacks in Nigeria, especially within the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather.
“Sporadic violence occurs between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.”
Americans were also told that the U.S. government has limited ability to produce emergency services in many areas of Nigeria because of security conditions.