The Australian government warned its citizens on Wednesday not to travel to Nigeria due to the recent flooding that has ravaged some parts of the country.
The nigerianwatch obtained a travel advisory issued to Australians on the consulate’s website, which stated, “There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding.” Essential services may be jeopardized. Follow the advice of local authorities and keep an eye on the news for updates.
“Throughout Nigeria, the risk of terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remains high.”
The consulate also advised its citizens to research routes and seek professional security advice and support before traveling to Nigeria if necessary.
The Australian consulate, on the other hand, provided a long list of states in the country that their citizens should avoid, including Abuja and its surrounding areas due to terrorist attacks and kidnapping threats.
“Because of the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation, possible violent civil unrest, and high levels of violent crime, you should reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria in general, including the capital Abuja and surrounding areas.”
“Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross Rivers, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara States should not be visited.”
Giving advice on what to do if, in the aforementioned states (locations), the consulate advised its citizens to leave immediately or seek professional security advice because their travel policy may be null and void.