The United States of America has warned its citizens to avoid traveling to Nigeria over the rising insecurity ravaging the country.
An advisory was published on the official website of US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs warning American citizens to avoid North-East Nigeria were Islamic Jihadist killings are prevalent.
The US government disclosed that they have limited ability to provide emergency services in many areas of Nigeria due to security conditions.
Borno, Yobe, and northern parts of Adamawa were mentioned as Boko Haram hot spots and advised Americans not to travel to those areas.
The US government also named Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Adamawa, and Yobe as states to stay away from due to kidnappings.
The consulate listed coastal areas of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, and Rivers states with the exception of Port Harcourt as areas prone to maritime crimes, civil unrest, kidnapping and other crimes.
The consulate further said that Nigeria is known for violent crimes such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape. It read;
“Exercise extreme caution throughout the country due to the threat of indiscriminate violence.
“Terrorists continue plotting and carrying out attacks in Nigeria, especially in the Northeast. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting shopping centers, malls, markets, hotels, places of worship, restaurants, bars, schools, government installations, transportation hubs, and other places where crowds gather.
“Sporadic violence occurs between communities of farmers and herders in rural areas.”