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UK govt warns citizens against travelling to Anambra

Rishi Sunak

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens from travelling to Anambra State.

The warning came two days after an attack on the convoy of US consulate workers in Ogbaru Local Government Area by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Tuesday.

It would be recalled that the convoy carried nine Nigerian nationals: five employees of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria and four members of the Nigeria Police Force. They were travelling in advance of a planned visit by US Mission personnel to a US-funded flood response project in Anambra.

At least four members of the convoy were killed.

However, the UK issued the warning through foreign travel advice service in a recent update on its website on Thursday.

Other states mentioned were Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Cross River.

The advice read, “The FCDO advise against all travel to the riverine areas (ie the river and swamp locations accessible by boat, but not by road) of Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.

“The FCDO advise against all but essential travel to Abia State and non-riverine areas of Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers States and now also to Anambra State in the Ogbaru area, close to Delta state.

“This follows an attack on a US diplomatic convoy on May 16, 2023. The incident is under investigation.”

It added, “Secessionist groups are active in the South East and attacks and violent clashes often occur with the military and other security forces.

“Although foreign nationals are not normally targeted, there is a risk you could be caught in an attack. You should be alert to local government announcements and media reporting.”

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