The Australian government has warned its citizens against traveling to Nigeria over the recent flooding that has destroyed some parts of the country.
This was contained in a recent travel advisory issued to Australians on the consulate’s website which read: “There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding. Essential services may be disrupted. Follow the advice of local authorities and check the media for updates.
“The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime, and civil unrest remains high throughout Nigeria.
The consulate further advised its citizens to research routes and obtain professional security advice and support before going to Nigeria if there’s any need to go there.
Meanwhile, the Australian consulate listed some states in the country that their citizens to avoid, including Abuja and its adjoining states over terrorist attacks and kidnapping threats.
“Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall, including the capital Abuja and surrounding areas, due to high threats of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the volatile security situation, possible violent civil unrest, and high levels of violent crime.
“Do not travel to 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.