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‘Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria’ -Australian government advises citizens

'Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria' -Australian government advises citizens
'Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria' -Australian government advises citizens

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On Wednesday, the Australian government warned its citizens to abstain from traveling to Nigeria over the recent flooding that has ruined some parts of the country and also civil insurgency.

This was contained in a travel advisory issued to Australians Wednesday, October 19, on the consulate’s website which reads;

 “There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding. Essential services may be disrupted. Follow the advice of local authorities and check the media for updates.

“The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remains high throughout Nigeria.

Moreover, the consulate further warned its citizens to investigate routes and get professional security advice and support before leaving to Nigeria if there’s any need to be there. 


Due to terrorist attacks and kidnapping threats, the Australian consulate gave a list of states in the country they intend their citizens to avoid, including Abuja and its surrounding areas. It says;

“Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall, including the capital Abuja and surrounding areas, due to high threats of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation, possible violent civil unrest, and high levels of violent crime.

“Do not travel to Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.

Advising its’ citizens on what to do if the above mentioned states (locations), the consulate warned that citizens should consider departing immediately or get professional security advice as their travel policy might be void.

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