Canada warns citizens to avoid secondary travel
Amid security challenges in Nigeria, the Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to the West African country.
He also warned his citizens in Nigeria to be vigilant at a high level to avoid falling victim to insecurity in Nigeria.
In the travel notice posted on its official websites, The Canadian government has urged citizens to “avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, intercommunal fighting, armed attacks and kidnapping.”
The notification continues, “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidnapping, intercommunal and interfaith violence:
“North-western states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara;
“North-Central Plateau State;
“Northeastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe; is an
“In the Niger Delta, the states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers (except for the capital of the rivers Port Harcourt, where we do not recommend traveling on non-essential issues).”
The Canadian government has also encouraged its citizens in Nigeria to do so. “Take special care in the cities of Abuja, Calabar and Lagos because of the crime rate.”
Source: – Punch Ng