The Australian government, on Wednesday, warned its citizens to desist from
travelling to Nigeria over the recent flooding that has ravaged some parts of
This was contained in a travel advisory issued to Australians Wednesday, October 19,
on the consulate’s website.
The travel advisory partly reads: “There have been significant casualties and
widespread damage to infrastructure caused by severe flooding. Essential services
may be disrupted. Follow the advice of local authorities and check the media for
“The potential for terrorism, kidnapping, crime and civil unrest remains high
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
“Do not travel to Adamawa, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi,Bayelsa
River, Delta, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau,
Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara States.”