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Don’t go to Nigeria, the Australian government warns its citizens

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Due to flooding and civil instability, the Australian government has issued travel advisories to its people.

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This was stated in a travel warning posted on the consulate’s website on Wednesday, October 19, for Australian citizens.

Part of the travel advice reads: “Severe flooding has resulted in serious deaths and substantial infrastructure damage. There could be a disruption in crucial services. Pay attention to local authorities’ advise and news reports for updates.

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In all of Nigeria, there is a significant potential for terrorism, kidnapping, criminality, and civil instability.

Due to security concerns, the Australian consulate expressly advised its people to stay away from Abuja and the nearby states.

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Reconsider your need to visit Nigeria generally, particularly the capital Abuja and its surroundings, because of the high risk of terrorist attack and kidnapping, the unstable security environment, the potential for violent civil upheaval, and the prevalence of violent crime.

Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara States should not be visited.

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