The United Kingdom today released a travel advisory to her nationals living in Nigeria over travelling to some specific states due the disturbing insecurity in there.
The advisory which was publicised on the official website of the UK Foreign Office stated that “the Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.”
The advisory advised Britons against travelling to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe States, riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States within 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State.
It furthermore advised her national against travelling to the following places except for essential reasons:
These places includes: Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna states within 20km of the state border with Kaduna and Zamfara states in Niger State, West of the Kaduna River, Jigawa, Katsina, Kogi states within 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi States non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers and Abia states
The UK Foreign Office further stated that the current insecurity in Nigeria has brought about the temporal withdrawal of a small number of UK staff and dependents at the British High Commission in Abuja and the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos.
According to Advisory, “Both locations will continue to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British people in Nigeria.”