As usual, the United States government has warned her citizens not to travel to 14 Nigerian states for security reasons.
In a communique Wednesday, the country urged its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria “due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime, which includes kidnappings, hijackings, boardings, theft among others.
President Donald Trump-led administration considers the 14 states as “high-risk areas”, in a release published by the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
See below the list of 14 Nigerian States US considers a “high risk” areas for her citizens.
The warning was categorised into:
- Do Not Travel
- Crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime areas
Do Not Travel
- Northern Adamawa
Crime, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime
- Akwa Ibom,
- Cross Rivers,
- Rivers states (with the exception of Port Harcourt)
The US government added that the country might be unable to provide emergency services to its citizens in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.
There are also kidnappings in the Southwest, but none of the states in the region made the blacklist.