Nigeria travel advice

Reports of another explosion in the Nyanya area on the outskirts of Abuja. Avoid the area until further notice.

A bomb attack on a bus station in the Nyanya area of Abuja on 14 April resulted in the deaths of over 70 people and injured over a 100 people.

On 14 May 2013, the Nigerian Government declared a State of Emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. Military operations are now ongoing in the 3 States and curfews have been announced.

There is a high threat from terrorism. There is a threat of retaliatory attacks following the declared state of emergency and subsequent military operations in Nigeria. You should be particularly vigilant around religious and public holidays, remain alert, pay attention to your environment and avoid crowded places. See Terrorism

There is a high threat of kidnap throughout Nigeria. Recent terrorist kidnaps have occurred mostly in northern Nigeria, but could occur anywhere in Nigeria. Kidnaps can be for financial or political gain, and can be motivated by criminality or terrorism.