Danger! Don’t travel anyhow, UK warns citizens *Includes N’Delta as danger zone

By Editor on 06/08/2020

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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

United Kingdom, has warned its citizens in Nigeria intending on travelling to the North East, North West and parts of the Niger Delta, to reconsider such decisions and to do so only as a matter of extreme necessity.

The travel advisory which was issued on Tuesday and 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.”

It is coming when the country also announced the temporary withdrawal of a small number of its staff and dependents at its Mission in both Abuja and Lagos, in what the UK Foreign Office attributed to the insecurity situation in the country.

Urging Britons against taking impulse trips, the advisory particularly mentioned Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, and Gombe as part of the states to be avoided.

UK also warned against visiting of riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States and also within 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State.

It also warned that traveling to North West of Nigeria should only be for essential reasons.

“Furthermore, it advised against travelling to the following places except for essential reasons: The FCO advise against all but essential travel to: Bauchi State, Zamfara State, Kano State,

Kaduna State within 20km of the state border with Kaduna and Zamfara states in Niger State, west of the Kaduna River

Jigawa State, Katsina State and Kogi State within 20km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi States non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers State and Abia State.

The UK Foreign Office further stated that the current insecurity in Nigeria has necessitated 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.

“Both locations will continue to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British people in Nigeria,” the statement reads.




Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on August, 6 2020

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