United States Declares 16 Nigerian States Unsafe For Travel

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at 10:11 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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 The United States has revised its travel alert on Nigeria, warning its citizens against travelling to 16 states in the country.
The latest alert, includes the three north eastern states that have been under emergency rule after a presidential declaration on May 14, 2013.
Released on January 8 by the State Department, the US appealed to its citizens to avoid all, but essential travels to Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Gombe and Jigawa states.

The other states on the list, which the alert said are prone to kidnappings, robberies and other armed attacks are Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara.
Abia, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Imo and Rivers states, which were in an earlier list issued in June, 2013 are not on the latest travel list.

The world power described the security situation in Nigeria as “fluid and unpredictable,’’ and also warned against travel to the Gulf of Guinea because of the threat of piracy.
The country urged its citizens to be particularly vigilant around “government security facilities, places of worship and locations where large crowds may gather’’.


“Security measures in Nigeria remain heightened due to threats posed by extremist groups.
“Boko Haram, an extremist group based in northeast Nigeria designated as a Foreign Terrorist organisation by the Department of State, has claimed responsibility for many attacks, mainly in northern Nigeria,’’ the statement read.



According to the State Department, the Ansaru group, an offshoot of Boko Haram, has carried out several kidnappings, targeting foreigners in Nigeria.

It noted that the group also claimed responsibility of other violent acts in the past years
hellhellhell at 10:28 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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ME AGAIN  Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
I BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT TODAY!!!
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emekaeneh at 10:32 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Na today ni
Eneh say so via nokia 3310
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DRraze at 10:38 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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So we should give them award ba? Is d U.S safe? Mtcheeeeeeew
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osamabinladin at 10:43 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Whatever !
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dareper at 10:57 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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That's what u get when the government refuses to put security in older.
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ThoRam at 11:03 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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not really surprising   Undecided
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firstborn77 at 11:05 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Ibori and his brother Oduaghan has impoverished and destroyed delta state.No security, no developments, no roads. Okada so rampant, kidnappers see delta as a safe haven. Oduaghan is a disgrace.Stealing today will come back to hurt all of you someday.God will surely send Nigeria a man that will eliminate all past and present corrupt political office holders.There will be no hinding place for them. Neither America, Europe or the middle east will be safe for them.
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Jaygirlseven at 11:10 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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we wey con dey d states why we never die. Nonsense they never seems to 2 amaze me
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angesco at 11:32 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Nigerians are arreste wrongly, murdered, kidnapped, raped every year around the world.

Not once have I heard our Nigeria State Department (do we have one?) ever issue a warning to its citizens to be vigilant and stay safe in any part of the world. Two Nigerian students die in an Eastern European country due to the lack of funds to pay for the preliminary medical care? Did the Nigeria government appear bothered? As long as they or their families are of no political importance to Nigeria - they are on their own.

Well done USA for looking after your citizens. And thank you for informing Nigerians living in Nigeria where is unsafe in Nigeria with this publication.

No one else would have informed us!!!!
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stephen153 at 11:38 AM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Mmmm
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Afrogotojail at 12:13 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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As a nigerian I wouldn't want to go to those state even for essential service
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richiestone at 12:25 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 11:32 AM, 12 Jan 14
Nigerians are arreste wrongly, murdered, kidnapped, molested every year around the world.

Not once have I heard our Nigeria State Department (do we have one?) ever issue a warning to its citizens to be vigilant and stay safe in any part of the world. Two Nigerian students die in an Eastern European country due to the lack of funds to pay for the preliminary medical care? Did the Nigeria government appear bothered? As long as they or their families are of no political importance to Nigeria - they are on their own.

Well done USA for looking after your citizens. And thank you for informing Nigerians living in Nigeria where is unsafe in Nigeria with this publication.

No one else would have informed us!!!!

Well said. I think you desarved an aword for comment, how about The best naija pals ccoment Of the day!
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beneno at 12:29 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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Ythonna at 12:36 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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My question is, how can nigeria always send army here & there 2 other country, but they can't make nigeria safe?
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maxzy277 at 12:39 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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The remaining states must be security cautious & prayerful...
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HOPEA23 at 12:45 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Lol...Okay obama..I won't lol

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mathzno at 12:51 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Warning, 45 States in America not save due to Hurricane, Tornadoes, Bush fires, Snow Storms and School shootings. Please contact me of those States before you travel. This is on behalf of Federal Govt of Nigeria to its citizenry. Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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fidel2luvgi at 01:11 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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all this corupt leaders are fools u know? they don't give a shit about a better nigeria, all they care about is building houses abroad and transfering nigerian beauty to other countries. FOOLS forgetting  that aint no place like home. those places they see as heaven were made so with money. our home could be made beautiful all it calls for is derermination. leaders, a beautiful  nigeria is attainable. lets go for it, it could be ours.
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chicent2k3 at 01:12 PM, 12 Jan 14 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 10:57 AM, 12 Jan 14
That's what u get when the government refuses to put security in older.
older?
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