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Thursday, 27 December 2012

US Government warns Citizens against visiting Bayelsa, Delta and 8 other Nigerian Cities

The United States government has banned all its citizens from travelling to 10 states in Nigeria during the Yuletide – no thanks to insecurity.

The states are: Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Plateau, Gombe, Yobe, Kaduna, Bauchi, Borno, and Kano states.

The United States has also restricted its officials from visiting all the 19 Northern states and directed the officials to obtain clearance if the mission is essential.

It, besides, alleged that there is increasing attacks on commercial and private vessels by pirates off the coast of Nigeria in the Gulf of Guinea with the Nigerian Navy lacking the capacity to check the menace.

The US said it decided to take the step because the security situation in Nigeria “remains fluid and unpredictable”.

These observations are contained in the latest travel warning by the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the US Department of State.

The latest advisory has replaced the last one which was issued June 21.

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