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New UK advisory says Abuja relatively safe

The UK government has updated its travel advisory, indicating that Abuja is now relatively safe, but require only essential travel.

A statement by the British High Commission in Abuja says the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office FCDO, updated its Travel Advice for the Federal Capital Territory, from Amber advise against all but essential travel to green.

It urges British nationals in the country to seek more information about the FCDO’s travel advice for Nigeria, including the Travel Advice for the FCT before embarking on such movements.

The statement explains that there continues to be a number of states in Nigeria where the UK advise British Nationals against all but essential travel.

They include; Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Sokoto, Kogi, Abia, Plateau and Taraba, within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi State and non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States.

It also advise against all travel to Borno State, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, and the riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River State.

The UK keeps its travel advice under regular review and in making these assessments uses information from a wide range of sources.

The travel advice is constantly reviewed to make sure it reflects the current situation in Abuja and Nigeria.

Writing by Hamza Alkali; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade/Annabel Nwachukwu