- The Nigerian Government has advised citizens travelling to the United States and Europe to be vigilant
- The advisory was said to have been prompted by attacks on Nigerians in London and the stealing of their belongings, including passports
- As a result Lai Mohammed warned Nigerian travellers to the countries that they stand the risk of being robbed
The Nigerian government has on Monday, November 28, sends an important message to Nigerians planning on travelling abroad.
This was disclosed by the minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed at a news conference, Vanguard Newspaper reports.
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“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."
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