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    We would highly advise against travel to Nigeria - it is a highly dangerous area to travel to and conduct business in as a foreigner. The security situation in Nigeria is very poor, and there are frequent incidences of kidnapping and extortion. There have been frequent incidences in late 2011/early 2012 where large scale, coordinated attacks killed and injured hundreds, and its likely that more attacks will surface. It really, really is not a place you should go to as a foreigner, unless your husband is absolutely desperate for work - and even then, we would warn against it.

    The Australian government lists several areas of Nigeria, including Bayelsa, Delta, Rivers (and Bonny Island), Abia, Akwa Ibom and Anambra States in the south-east and Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Plateau and Yobe States as 'Do Not Travel' Destinations. The British Foreign Office also lists several areas of Nigeria as 'Advise against all travel'.


    Jesse - World Nomads Travel Safety Hub about 8 years ago

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    A friend of mine has to travel to Nigeria for work occasionally (consulting to the energy industry). He's met at the airport by his company and whisked through town in a hardened convoy ie a "tech" vehicle in front of the 4WD carrying him and another behind - both with armed soldiers. My prediction; by mid 2012 Nigeria will be added to most western nation's "do not travel" list.
    Phil from the safety hub about 8 years ago

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    I think is very best to look for someone living in a country before saying something unpleasant about the palace. I am a Nigerian and even living there right now. Not all the state in Nigeria are not safe, you have to listen to the news very well before you can conclude Nigeria is not safe. The Eastern part of the country called Niger Delta is an oil rich states and like 2 years ago they used to kidnap foreign national but no more. The Northern part is a Muslim state because majority of them are Muslims. Right now there bomb blast in the north by Boko Haram group who are against western education. Wester part is where Lagos state is situated, there is nothing like killing there and I must tell you that is the safest region in Nigeria. So if your husband is going to West or East, he is safe but North is not safe. Thanks, Kola from Nigeria about 8 years ago

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    Please don't go. Let Nigerians have the jobs. Stay in Your own country! over 7 years ago

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    I would like to take up this answer in this way....it is like 4 blind people were put in a room to describe an elephant & we had different answers.
    I have been to Nigeria & to upcountry on regular intervals...nothing has happened to me. Of course i do travel with known people & thru known contacts. It is your luck, you knock on the wrong door & you might have trouble...if not you keep going. Be cautions.....!! Nobody is picked up unless something is related or somebody has acted pretty weirdly from Airport. Yes there are some problems in north thru Boko haram etc...but these are their in most of the countries....even in USA.
    You tend to get all sort of stories......! Just Organize your travel, your meeting with your local contact. It is a fun place & business keeps happening in Nigeria. It is the most important markets of AFRICA today!! It is like couple of Australians would bash up some foreigners in your country, does that mean the whole country is bad? Come on.... almost 7 years ago

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    No where is safe in the world over 6 years ago

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    Yes he can travel to nigeria. safety depend on city, area and working time.
    more than 3 million foriegn nationals are working in Nigeria.

    rgds Harish (Lagos Nigeria
    hjvaswani@yahoo.com almost 6 years ago

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    If hes going to work on a barge then he will be at sea so why is every bumping hteir gums about the North, South, East and West of Nigeria land based areas.
    If he is offshre and his barge is working for an oil major then he shouldnt have any issues as their security is good and they ahve security vesels patroling the area for pirate and militant activists. To be honest and if you were to check the statistics, he would have to be very very unlucky to be kidnapped. I would say he has more chance getting mugged in the UK these days than being kidnapped in Nigeria on a barge. over 5 years ago

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