U.S. list 14 states in Nigeria its citizens to reconsider traveling to due to security concerns

The United States has published a new travel advisory, warning its citizens not to travel to some states in Nigeria due to various security concerns.

The travel advisory issued on Tuesday, April 20, which can be sighted on the US government’s website placed Nigeria on Level 3 due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime.

Also added that some areas have increased risk than others. The advisory further listed the security concerns peculiar to all the 14 states the US citizens are advised to avoid going to.

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Borno, Yobe, and northern Adamawa states due to terrorism and kidnapping
Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, and Zamfara states due to kidnapping.

Coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, and Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt) due to crime, kidnapping, and maritime crime.

The advisory also say that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Nigeria due to COVID-19.

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