United Kingdom

For the Umpteenth time, the British government has issued a travel advisory warning its citizens not to visit notably niger delta states in Nigeria as well as most states in the northeast of the country.

The British government has again warned it citizens against traveling to the list of states considered as dangerous and insecure according to the British government evaluation of safety include Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe States, as well as riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and the Cross River States.

It also advised its citizens against traveling within 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State.

The travel advisory which was updated on Thursday on its website by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) which advised British nationals against all but essential international travel, was first issued when the lockdown was imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It said that the advice was being kept under constant review.

It stated: “The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe States. Riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, and the Cross River States, within 20km of the border with Niger in Zamfara State.

“The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Zamfara, Kano, Kaduna States, within 20 km of the state border with Kaduna and Zamfara states in Niger State, west of the Kaduna River, Jigawa, Katsina and the Kogi States, within 20 km of the border with Niger in Sokoto and Kebbi States.

“Non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers and the Abia States.”