The United States Mission in Nigeria has alerted its citizens who wish to travel to Nigeria for holiday as Christmas and new year approach on security situation in the country.
The US Embassy warned the prospective travellers on its website that insecurity may skyrocket during the holiday period.
According to the security alert on its website, “Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria.,” adding that “terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology exist throughout Nigeria.
“We remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution while traveling and residing in Nigeria. Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria, ranging from petty street crime to carjacking, and crime levels tend to increase during the holidays.”
“Demonstrations are relatively commonplace in Nigeria and generally affect traffic flow, especially if they progress along major thoroughfares. Criminal and other elements often infiltrate large gatherings.
“Shopping centers, airports, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, street markets, and other public venues frequented by Westerners are common attack targets,” it said