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Nigeria’s 20 Most Dangerous States On Parade: APC-16, PDP-4 States

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The United States of America has listed 20 out of the 36 states in Nigeria as dangerous, warning its citizens to avoid going there because of the spate of kidnapping for ransom and other security challenges. Among the 20 states are 4 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) controlled states while the remaining 16 are controlled by the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The advisory also urged vigilance around government security facilities, places of worship, and areas with high concentration of tourists and expatriates.

The alert issued on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, listed the following states as very dangerous :

1. Borno- APC

2. Adamawa- APC

3. Yobe- APC

4. Bauchi- APC

5. Bayelsa- PDP

6. Delta- PDP

7. Edo- APC

8. Gombe- PDP

9. Imo- APC

10. Jigawa- APC

11. Kaduna- APC

12. Kano- APC

13. Katsina- APC

14. Kebbi- APC

15. Kogi- APC

16. Niger- APC

17. Plateau- APC

18. Rivers- PDP

19. Sokoto- APC

20. Zamfara- APC

Here is the advisory issued on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 :

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable. The Department of State strongly urges U.S. citizens in Nigeria to consider their own personal security and to keep personal safety in the forefront of their travel planning. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Nigeria dated February 5, 2016.
The ability of the Mission to provide assistance to U.S. citizens in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states remains severely limited. The Department recommends against all but essential travel to the following states due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks: Bauchi, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Zamfara. The Department also warns against travel in the Gulf of Guinea because of the threat of piracy. Based on safety and security risk assessments, the Embassy maintains restrictions for travel by U.S. officials to the states listed above; officials must receive advance clearance by the U.S. Mission for any travel to those states.

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