The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over insecurity.
In a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, the country advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid traveling to states like Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states, Delta , Borno etc.
The Canadian authorities state that there was kidnapping, inter-community clashes, terrorism
The travel advisory read;
“Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings.
“Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidnapping, intercommunal and sectarian violence: The north-western states of Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara, the north-central state of Plateau; the north-eastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa and Yobe; the Niger Delta states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Imo and Rivers (with the exception of Rivers’ capital city, Port Harcourt, where we advise against non-essential travel).
“The decision to travel is your choice and you are responsible for your personal safety abroad.”