The United Kingdom (UK) has warned its citizens in Nigeria against travelling to 16 states in the North-east, North-west, and South-Southern part of the country.
The government warned that the states in question are not safe due to the current spate of insecurity.
The states are Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Niger, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Kogi, Abia and Rivers.
Other are Delta, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.
This travel advisory, which was publicised on the official website of the UK Foreign Office, reads;
“The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.”
On the withdrawal of some staff and dependents at the British High Commission in Abuja and the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, the statement said “both locations will continue to carry out essential work including providing 24/7 consular assistance and support to British people in Nigeria,” the statement reads.