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Nigeria: Insecurity – U.S. Issues Advisory to Americans Against Travel to Nigeria

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The United States, in its latest travel advisories, has directed its citizens to avoid 14 States in Nigeria, bedeviled with terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.

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Although it approved to travel to other parts of the country, it, however, urged its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria.”

In the updated advisory, the US State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list.

The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”

Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.”

The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorized as Level 3.

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Unlike countries categorized as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria has a good rating on COVID-19 prevalence.

The United States, in its latest travel advisories, has directed its citizens to avoid 14 States in Nigeria, bedeviled with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping.

Although it approved to travel to other parts of the country, it, however, urged its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria.”

In the updated advisory, the US State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list.

The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany, and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”

Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.”

The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorized as Level 3.

Unlike countries categorized as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nigeria has a good rating on COVID-19 prevalence.

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“Kidnappings for ransom occur frequently, often targeting dual national citizens who have returned to Nigeria for a visit, as well as U.S. citizens with perceived wealth. Kidnapping gangs have also stopped victims on interstate roads.

“Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in 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. Terrorists are known to work with local gangs to expand their reach.

“There is civil unrest and low-level armed militancy in parts of Southern Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta region. Armed criminality, including kidnapping and maritime crime, is also pervasive in this region.

Police officers stop and search a bus carrying passengers around Lekki toll gate in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria's streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least 12 peaceful demonstrators earlier this week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

“Violence can flare up between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas. There is a frequent maritime crime in the Gulf of Guinea.

“The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.”

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