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U.S. issues travel alert on Nigeria


The U.S. has issued a travel alert on Nigeria warning its citizens not to travel to Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states because of the state of emergency in the states.

President Goodluck Jonathan on May 14 declared a state of emergency in the three states to restore public order, safety and security due to the spate of terrorist activities in the area.

An updated statement released by the U.S. State Department dated June 3 said “the ability of the U.S. Mission in Nigeria to provide assistance to its citizens in those states remains severely limited”.

It said the department had continued to recommend that citizens avoid all but essential travels to some states in the country due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies and other armed attacks.