Reconsider Your Need To Travel To Nigeria, Australian Govt Caution Citizens

The Australian government cautioned its citizens on Wednesday not to travel to Nigeria due to the recent flooding that has ravaged some parts of the country.

“There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding,” according to a travel advisory issued to Australians on the consulate’s website. Essential services may be disrupted. Follow the advice of local authorities and check the media for updates.

“Throughout Nigeria, the risk of terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remains high.”

The consulate also advised its citizens to research routes and seek professional security advice and support before travelling to Nigeria if necessary.

However, the Australian consulate gave a long list of states in the country they want their citizens to avoid, including Abuja and its surrounding areas due to terrorist attacks and kidnapping threats.

“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, Akawa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.

Giving advice on what to do if, in the aforementioned states (locations), the consulate advised its citizens to leave immediately or seek professional security advice because their travel policy may be null and void.

Ada Peter
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