Sunday, January 22, 2012

British Foreign Office Issues Update Following High Death Toll in Nigeria

In light of the high death toll from violence initiated by the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, in Nigeria's second largest city, Kano, on January 20, the British Foreign Office has issued a comprehensive update on travel to Nigeria. Please see the below link:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/sub-saharan-africa/nigeria

Additionally, the British government suggest travel limitations as reflected below:

ADVISE AGAINST ALL TRAVEL:
Borno State
Yobe State
Bayelsa State
Delta State
Rivers State (including Port Harcourt)
Riverine areas of Akwa Ibom State
The Bakassi Peninsula

ADVISE AGAINST ALL BUT ESSENTIAL TRAVEL:
Kano City
Bauchi State
Plateau State (including Jos)
Non-riverine areas of Akwa Ibom State
Abia State

On January 20, , a series of coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Kano, targeting police and other government buildings. Reliable reports indicate that more than 100 people were killed. The Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility. As at 1200 hours (local) on January 22, the city is calm.

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