UK warns locals against potential threats of terror
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens against travelling to some local states during the independence and Eid-al-Adha holidays owing to fears of terror.
FCO listed the hugh-risk states as Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and Kano States during the
This was contained in a travelling warning alert sent out to its citizens obtain by this publication in Abuja.
“There is a high threat from terrorism. In the past few weeks there have been explosive attacks in Damaturu, Kano, Jos, Kaduna, Abuja and Lagos, with multiple casualties,” read a warning.
On Wednesday,Nigeria celebrates Independence Day. On 6 and 7 October locals celebrate Eid-al-Adha.
In recent years, attacks have taken place around religious and public holidays in public or crowded places, including places of worship.
“You should be particularly vigilant during these periods. Avoid affected areas in the immediate aftermath of any attack,” part of the message read.
It also advised citizens to avoid public places where crowds gather including religious gatherings and insecure public spaces like markets and transport hubs.
“A heavy security presence often indicates areas of particularly high risk. The level of consular assistance available to British nationals in areas where the FCO advised against all or all but essential travel is limited.”
Boko Haram regularly mounts attacks in northern Nigeria.
The majority of attacks occur in the north east, particularly in Borno and Yobe States.
– CAJ News
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