FG warns Nigerians traveling to USA, UK
The Nigerian government has urged its citizens travelling to the United States (USA) and United Kingdom (UK) to be more cautious.
At a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the advisory was prompted by an attack on Nigerians in London and the theft of their belongings, including passports.
Mihammed said, “It has come to the attention of the government that Nigerian travelers to the United States USA and some countries in Europe are having their belongings, especially, money and international passports, stolen at an increasingly high rate.
“The most recent victims of this are travelers to the UK, most of whom were dispossessed of their belongings at high brow shops, particularly in the high street of Oxford.
“We have therefore decided to advise Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precaution to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.
“This is not your typical travel advisory. Issuing such is the prerogative of our embassies/high commissions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is merely a piece of advice to Nigerians who may be visiting the affected parts of the world,” the minister said.