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Nigeria travel advice updated

Following explosions in the cities of Kaduna and Jos on 8 April 2012, you should exercise particular vigilance and caution over the Easter period.

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There is a high threat of terrorist attack during religious festivals. The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for Nigeria to the following:

  • Borno State
  • Yobe State
  • Bayelsa State
  • Delta State
  • Rivers State (including Port Harcourt)
  • Riverine areas of Akwa Ibom State
  • The Bakassi Peninsula

In addition we advise against ALL travel to the following States over the Easter Period:

  • Niger State
  • Kaduna Stae
  • Kano State
  • Katsina State
  • Sokoto State

We advise against ALL BUT ESSENTIAL travel to:

  • Bauchi State
  • Jos City
  • Gombe State
  • Mubi Town in Adamawa State, and the area north of Mubi Town that border Borno State
  • Non-riverine areas of Akwa Ibom State
  • Abia State See our travel advice for Nigeria.
Published 9 April 2012