i want to travel nigeria, jos, KADUNA, JOS, BAUCHI, NASARAWA, i want to know from all friends is it safe to travel these cities now
i need to know that it will be safe for me to travel there now a days , or i shud avoid to travel, i am businessman of gemstones and i want to buy gemstones from nigeria, i dont know that will it safe for me,please help me
A number of foreign governments advise their citizens that they should reconsider their need to travel to Nigeria as a whole, and specifically should not go to Kaduna, Bauchi and several other regions because of the high risk of terrorism, kidnap and crime.
A simple search of news from Nigeria will turn up daily reports of attacks and killings - it is a very dangerous place.
In regard to the frequent terrorist attacks/bombings, the targets are almost always public places popular with foreigners (hotels, bars, markets etc), so if you were to decide to go you should avoid all such venues.
Note also that because of these "do not travel" warnings it is very unlikely that regular travel insurance will cover you, you will need to make special arrangements.
You should also consider making your own security arrangements - a couple of businessmen I know who have had need to travel to Nigeria always do so in a hardened convoy and with armed security teams.
Phil at the safety hub. almost 6 years ago