Due to flooding and civil unrest in Nigeria, the Australian government has advised its citizens to avoid traveling there.
This was stated in a travel advisory issued to Australians on the consulate’s website on Wednesday, October 19.
“There have been significant casualties and widespread damage to infrastructure as a result of severe flooding,” according to the travel advisory. Essential services may be jeopardized. Follow the advice of local authorities and keep an eye on the news for updates.
“The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime and civil unrest remains high throughout Nigeria.”
The Australian consulate specifically asked its citizens to avoid going to Abuja and surrounding states because of insecurity.
It said: “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 River, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.”