The United States of America’s Department of State, under the US President Donald Trump, has warned its citizens against traveling to Nigeria, due to terrorism, crime, civil unrest, piracy and kidnapping.
According to a report from CNN, the State Department has labeled high-threat countries with a ‘K’ to communicate more clearly to US citizens, the basic risks of terrorist actors, hostage-taking by crime and kidnapping around the world.
The post on the website of the United States of America’s Department of State discloses that apart from kidnapping, Nigerian citizens planning to visit Nigeria should be very aware of rape, carjacking, robbery, terrorism, civil unrest, and indiscriminate violence.
It also issued a level 4 travel alert for Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states, due to terrorism, saying, they shouldn’t travel to three state in North West of Nigeria
“Violent crimes, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping, and rape, are common throughout the country. Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.”