by Kolapo Olapoju
The U.S State Department has issued a travel advisory to its citizens, warning them against travelling to certain countries, which includes Nigeria.
The US Passport and International Travel Office says Americans should be wary of visiting countries with unstable government, ongoing civil war, violence, and frequent terrorists attacks.
The warning stated, “We issue a Travel Warning when we want you to consider very carefully whether you should go to a country at all. Examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning might include unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks. We want you to know the risks of travelling to these places and to strongly consider not going to them at all. Travel Warnings remain in place until the situation changes; some have been in effect for years.”
Due to the sectarian violence being experienced in the north-eastern parts of Nigeria, as a result of the terror reign of the Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram, the United States has advised its citizens to refrain from visiting such areas.
The State Department issued travel warning to some regions in Nigeria, Ukraine, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Chad, while it issued total security warning for countries like, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Honduras, Djibouti,Venezuela, Iran, El Salvador, Burundi, Niger, Mozambique and Haiti.
Americans were also advised to avoid travelling to countries like, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, South Sudan, Somalia, Lesotho, and North Korea, while the travel advisory urged citizens remaining in Central African Republic, Libya, Syria, Eritrea, and Yemen, to depart immediately.