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US Warns Citizens Against Travelling To 14 Northern States In Nigeria

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The United States has declared 14 states unsafe for its citizens in Nigeria.

According to WorldBulletin, its embassy in Nigeria advised its citizens to avoid the states ahead of the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers and the World Trade Centre.

“Because of safety and security concerns, the US mission in Nigeria is enforcing a restricted travel policy for US Embassy personnel to the states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara,” the US Embassy in Nigeria posted on its website on Sunday.

“US citizens should be mindful of this and consider taking similar steps when planning travel,” the statement said, adding that, “the restriction is to prevent American citizens from being hurt in the event of “spontaneous demonstrations” that could occur on the 9/11 anniversary.

“Spontaneous demonstrations are also likely to occur in these and possibly other areas within Nigeria in response to heightened tensions in the Middle East, as well as the lead up to September 11,” said the statement.

“US citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations,” it added.

US citizens are also instructed, according to the statement, to remain vigilant around churches, mosques, other places of worship, and locations where large crowds may gather, such as hotels, markets, malls, and other areas frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers, particularly as the anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches.

The Embassy recommended that American citizens travelling to or residing in Nigeria enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveller Enrolment Programme (STEP). “STEP enrolment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the US embassy or nearest US consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enrol directly with the nearest US embassy or consulate,” the online statement added.

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7 Comments

  1. Muhammad

    September 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Mtschew! Who wants them? All they do is start wars that kill inocent people who are defenceless all in d name of protecting d all important US citizens. As if their lives r more valuable than d rest of d world. Pls they should remain in their country,after all what ever they touch,they end up destroying.

  2. Nasir

    September 4, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Tied of reading this shit everyday

  3. Habib

    September 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Our states is safe, u value your people’s lives and killing innocent people at syria,egypt,etc. Is it good! Watch your tongue pls.

  4. obinna

    September 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

    ova sabi! bloody america,they tink they control evrytin…

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  5. Umar ulas jby

    September 4, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Blood suckers americans

  6. adante

    September 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    So visible aw d northerners and few nigerians r angry over dis statements by d us govt… If viewed from a glaring angle, dey value d lives of their citizens and wudnt want dem to perish like rats on d streets… If the north is safe, y wud such statements be released? After all, d east, west, south isn’t mentioned. I implore d govt of dis states, to ideally tackle dis menace and let even d southerner dwell in dia lands. Even me dey fear northern region Now!!!.. Peace.

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Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

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Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff has disclosed that he does not mind living in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

Buratai made this statement on Monday in a meeting with Army Commanders in Abuja,  where they deliberated on the recent End SARS protest and pockets of violence across the country.

Information Nigeria recalls there have been calls by International bodies calling for a travel ban to be placed on some military officers accused of human rights abuses in Nigeria.

Buratai attacked the international organizations clamoring for a ban on top personnel and soldiers over rights abuses. According to him, his first trip outside Nigeria was when he was 50 and that he doesn’t mind if he has to live in Nigeria for the rest of his life.

“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better. The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here” The Cable quoted him as saying

At the meeting, the Army chief said recent events across the country have shown the determination of unscrupulous individuals and groups to cause chaos by all means.

“The events of the past few days in our dear nation have shown the determination of some unscrupulous individuals and groups to destabilise Nigeria by all means,” he said.

These individuals, groups and other undesirable elements have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest marches resulting to widespread violence, acts of wanton destruction and looting of public and private properties in many parts of the country. These acts led to the imposition of curfew in several states of the federation.

Despite all these, the army has continued to exercise restraint applied all the principles of internal security operations and fully abided by the internationally recognised rules of engagement as contained in our published standard operating procedures for internal security operations which are derived from the International human rights laws and are in accordance with the international principles guiding the use of force.” he said.

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How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man

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How iron protector prevented my shop from being robbed: Business man

Chima Smart Nwaneri, a businessman who operates in Owerri, Imo state has disclosed how suspected robbers were unable to burgle his office due to an iron protector.

Nwaneri thanked God for wisdom saying they couldn’t access his goods because of the protector on his ceiling.

 

 

Chima wrote on his Twitter account;

“So robbers visited my office where i do my business, but I thank God for wisdom, they couldn’t enter because of the protector on the ceiling..
Help me thank God….”

 

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#EndSARS: We are not collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

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#EndSARS: We are not a collection of angels, Nigerian Police says

The Nigerian police have said its officers are not angels, but the force is doing its best to serve Nigerians better.

This was disclosed in a statement posted on Twitter by the force. This comes after several unrest and pockets of violence that greeted the endsSARS protest against police brutality.

The Nigerian police appear to have started an online campaign to redeem their image and rebuild trust with Nigerian citizens, following the nationwide #EndSARS protests and its devastating fallout.

The security agency which admitted that it is not a collection of angels, however told Nigerians that it is doing its best to ensure better services.

The police, Monday night, uploaded a campaign flyer on Twitter, via their official handle @PoliceNG.

“We are not a collection of angels, but we are doing our best to serve you better,” said the flyer which was produced by the police public relations department, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

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