NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Canadian government its latest travel advisory, has warned its citizens against non-essential’ travels to Nigeria due to the high level of insecurity and crime in the West African country.
Canadians who happened to be in Nigeria were advised to exercise a ‘high degree of caution. The travel advisory on Nigeria, issued on February 16, 2021, was rated as ‘Still Valid’ on February 21, 2021.
Canadians were advised in the travel advisory posted on travel.gc.ca, a website of the Canadian government, to “avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings.”
States in Nigeria listed in the travel advisory by Canada for its citizens, are:
- Soko to
- Akwa Ibom
The statement warned Canadian citizens to “avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings”.
“Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidnapping, intercommunal and sectarian violence:
“The north-western states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Soko to, and Zamfara; “The north-central state of Plateau;
“The north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe; and
“The Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers (with the exception of Rivers’ capital city, Port Harcourt, where we advise against non-essential travel).”
Canadian citizens were also urged to “exercise a high degree of caution in the cities of Abuja, Calabar, and Lagos due to the incidence of crime”.