Home Uncategorized TERRORISTS ARE LIKELY TO ATTACK NIGERIA – THE UK GOVERNMENT HAS LISTED 12 STATES THAT ITS RESIDENTS SHOULD AVOID

TERRORISTS ARE LIKELY TO ATTACK NIGERIA – THE UK GOVERNMENT HAS LISTED 12 STATES THAT ITS RESIDENTS SHOULD AVOID

8 min read
0
0
TERRORISTS ARE LIKELY TO ATTACK NIGERIA

“Events to commemorate the one-year anniversary of #EndSARS demonstrations are expected to take place nationwide, beginning the week of October 18,” the statement continues.

By Oladeji Showunmi

Terrorists are expected to carry out additional attacks in Nigeria, according to the United Kingdom government in Nigeria, who has listed more than 12 states where its residents should avoid or be prepared for a high risk of abduction and other crimes.

Xclusive Videos

The administration also encouraged people to watch local media for information on potential demonstrations in various areas of the nation in a statement published on its website on Friday.


“It is highly probable that terrorists would attempt to carry out strikes in Nigeria.”
“The majority of assaults are carried out by Boko Haram or Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa States in the North East,” the UK government stated.

“Events to commemorate the one-year anniversary of #EndSARS demonstrations are expected to take place nationwide, week beginning 18 October,” the message continues.

Protests and increased insecurity are possible in big cities like Lagos and Abuja.
Simultaneously, the high-profile trial of a separatist leader is set on October 21 in Abuja.

“As a result, there may be more demonstrations and a heightened security presence in Abuja and the South-East.”
“You should watch local media in all impacted regions and avoid any protests or big gatherings.”
The Nigerian Commission has ordered that all telecommunications providers in Nigeria cease providing services to Zamfara State as of September 3, 2021.
This includes a halt to all mobile communications, including WiFi.
Other state governments, including Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Niger, have also imposed partial telecom service shutdowns.
Since August 9, there has been an upsurge in protests and demonstrations in Nigeria’s South-East area.
Protests, including “Stay at Home” demonstrations, are expected in the South East area throughout October.

“There have previously been allegations of violence during Stay at Home demonstrations.”
“You should keep an eye on local media, avoid big gatherings or protests, and heed any orders from local police and security personnel.”
A number of attacks and targeted killings have occurred in Nigeria’s South East and South-South regions, including the states of Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Imo, Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo, and Ebonyi. “Some of these attacks have occurred on isolated roads and in remote locations, but there is a chance that they could occur in metropolitan areas.”
There is also a greater danger of indiscriminate assaults on police and security infrastructure, which may unintentionally harm bystanders.
Curfews have been established in a number of states.
Travellers visiting these locations are urged to take care while traveling in isolated areas at night and to monitor local news and information sources for updates, especially on local curfews.
Several large-scale demonstrations (dubbed #EndSARS protests) took place in Abuja, Lagos, and other cities throughout Nigeria in October 2020.
Strikes for workers’ rights began in Kaduna State on May 17, 2021.
Protests have taken place, and transportation and utility problems have been reported.

Terrorist organizations have already shown their desire and capacity to carry out kidnappings in Nigeria.
Foreign nationals, especially humanitarian workers, are potential kidnapping targets.
Humanitarian centers and humanitarian personnel have been attacked in the North East, notably Monguno, Borno State, on June 13, 2020.
Significant assaults have also occurred in Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Jos, and Bauchi States, as well as the Federal Capital, Abuja.
More assaults are quite probable.
Attacks may be indiscriminate, affecting both Western interests and tourist destinations.
Avoid locations where masses congregate, such as political events, religious gatherings and houses of worship, marketplaces, retail malls, hotels, bars, restaurants, transportation hubs, and displaced persons camps.

“During an ambush along the Kaduna-Zaira highway in Kaduna State in mid-January 2020, the al Qaeda-linked terrorist organization Jamaat al Ansar al Muslimeen fi Bilad al Sudan, commonly known as Ansaru, claimed to have murdered at least six persons, abducted others, and damaged numerous cars.”

If you decide to visit Kaduna State, avoid regular patterns of travel or movement and try to travel solely during daytime hours.”

Kidnapping is a serious concern across Nigeria.
Kidnappings may be motivated by crime or terrorism, and they can be committed for ideological, financial, or political gain.
According to anecdotal data, the likelihood of kidnapping rises after nightfall.
Extremist organizations also operate in several northern and middle belt Nigerian states, including Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kogi, Kaduna, Niger, and Adamawa.
If you work or visit these states, you should be aware of the threat of terrorist abduction.

“Before deciding to go to regions where the FCDO advises against all or all but necessary travel, seek expert security advice.”
Maintain constant vigilance and keep people aware of your trip intentions.
If you work in Nigeria, you should follow your employer’s security recommendations, make sure your housing is safe, and periodically evaluate your security measures.”

 

Xclusive Videos

Load More Related Articles
Load More In Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Check Also

SUPERTV BOSS MURDER: CHIDINMA’S TRIAL HALTS AS PROSECUTING WITNESS IS INDISPOSED

By Aishat Momoh. O. Chidinma Ojukwu, the prime suspect in the murder of the CEO of SuperTV…