Nigeria make US Govt caution list as they warn citizens about traveling

The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country.

According to The Cable, an online medium quoted the U.S as listing the violent crimes to include armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, which is common in Nigeria.

In a travel advisory recently released on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travelers, Nigeria was listed among 35 countries with a “K” indicator that indicates where its citizens could be at risk of getting kidnapped or taken hostage.

“The new “K” indicator is part of our ongoing commitment to provide clear and comprehensive travel safety information to U.S. citizens so they can make informed travel decisions,” the department said.

“The Travel Advisories for 35 countries have been updated to include a “K” indicator for the risk of kidnapping and/or hostage taking:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo,  Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine (in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine), Venezuela, and Yemen.”

While Nigeria was placed on level 3, the US department of state issued a level 4 travel alert for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

“The security situation in northeast Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in Borno and Yobe States and northern Adamawa State,” the department said.

“Terrorist groups based in the Northeast target churches, schools, mosques, government installations, educational institutions, and entertainment venues. Approximately two million of Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in northeast Nigeria.”

The 35 countries were placed in four levels of travel with respect to their safety and security risk. The four level are: Exercise normal precautions; Exercise increased caution; Reconsider travel; and Do not travel.

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Updated: April 15, 2019 — 7:52 am

102 Comments

  1. This is the same reason we’d lacked foreign investors over the years come setup something here….and this has been since PMB came into office

  2. Compliment to the United States of America travel department. Welcome to a country were cattle are valued more than human lives.

  3. So we are now on the warnings list of the US TO NOT come to our country so how will they do business with us now uf this is the case

  4. Our government is playing politics with Nigeria security. No una hear abi, your eyes don come down. Just borrow yourself brain o

  5. The news will not help the Nigeria Economy in anyway because it will prevent alot of investors from coming in

  6. This is a bad one on Nigeria. This our insecurity is becoming alarming. Now Nigeria is listed amongst the terrorist country ,too bad.

  7. This is really bad, terrible to be precise. When the level of insecurity is really high and everything is just upside down.

  8. The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country

  9. This platform is a wonderful one on how it update us with the latest news they have, this is to tell that we are very grateful on your struggles.

  10. Insecurity in our country if not checked on time it’s going to pose economic threat to the nation

  11. It’s high time Nigeria was blacklisted. This should spur the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, find a solution to the insecurity.

  12. Even we the citizens of the country is not safe so why would the US not warn their own citizens from going near

  13. I Don’t know what government is doing about this insecurity in our country, we should just try and caution our traveling, God will help us.

  14. Nigeria have finally come to be unsafe place to be… quite unfortunate. The authorities should burry their heads in shame for their failure.

  15. This is really great, with this news, we get avenue of latest updates about what is going….

  16. The US government has done the right thing. It shows they genuinely care for their citizens. Nigeria is not safe for its citizens, not to talk of foreigners.

  17. Approximately two million of Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in northeast Nigeria.”

  18. What a shame .just imagine several ill counts of activities done in Nigeria. How do we expect other country to regard this nation

  19. The man knows what he’s saying na, its nothing but the truth. Because of bad government see how they are painting our great nation black. God come to our aid

  20. I don’t blame Donald Trump for this because he is after safety of his citizens. Learn from this Nigeria.

  21. Y did the United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of

  22. Its quite unfortunate that Nigeria has been labelled as a country where crime is the order of the day. This is very embarrassing.

  23. Crimes will soon be over in this country and Nigeria will be a safe nation to everyone to live and trade.

  24. Approximately two million of Nigerians have been displaced as a result of the violence in northeast Nigeria. Thanks paid news

  25. It’s high time Nigeria was blacklisted. This should spur the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, find a solution to the insecurity.

  26. In a travel advisory recently released on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travelers, Nigeria was listed among 35 countries with a “K” indicator that indicates

  27. I like them shall, they love their citizens, you see, the truth appears to be bitter.) if it’s you won’t you advice your children?

  28. Nigeria make US Govt caution list as they warn citizens about traveling,just imagine several ill counts of activities done in Nigeria. How do we expect other country to regard this nation.

  29. It shows they genuinely care for their citizens. Nigeria is not safe for its citizens, not to talk of foreigners.

  30. The security situation in northeast Nigeria is fluid and unpredictable, particularly in Borno and Yobe States and northern Adamawa State,” the department said.

  31. While Nigeria was placed on level 3, the US department of state issued a level 4 travel alert for Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.

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