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Australian Govt Warns Citizens To Stay Away From Nigeria 

The Australian government on Wednesday issued a travel advisory to its citizens not to travel to Nigeria over flooding and insecurity that has ravaged some parts of the country.

The consulate said the potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remained high throughout Nigeria.

This was made known in a travel advisory issued to Australians on the consulate’s website. It alerted the citizens to research routes and get professional security advice and support before departing to Nigeria if there was any need to be there.

The Australian government gave a long list of states in the country they want their citizens to avoid; including Abuja and its surrounding areas due to terrorist attacks and kidnapping threats.

However, the consulate advised that its citizens should consider leaving immediately; or get professional security advice as their travel policy might be void.

The statement reads; “There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding. Essential services may be; disrupted. Follow the advice of local authorities and check the media for updates.

“The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remains high throughout Nigeria

“Reconsider your need to; travel to Nigeria overall, including the capital Abuja and surrounding areas; due to high threats of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation; possible violent civil unrest, and high levels of violent crime.

“Do not travel to Adamawa, Anambra, Akawa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina; Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.”

The Australian government’s warning to its citizens came amidst the rising tension among political parties as the 2023 elections draw near.

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