Ilorin Nigeria Events
The ongoing systematic fraud and economic corruption in the education system, where innocent students are constantly the victims of an unfortunate series of practices, is attracting the attention of the international community and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the United Nations. On 11 December, gunmen attacked a school in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria's second largest city, and abducted more than 300 children (see details below). The al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group Jamaat-e-Islami, better known as Ansaru, claimed to have killed at least six people, kidnapped dozens and destroyed several vehicles. In October 2019, there was a growing trend of terrorist groups setting up illegal vehicle checkpoints and attacking vehicles travelling on key roads in and around Maidugsuri in Bornos state, including the A3 Maiduguri - Damaturu. Take Nigeria (CATBAN) back in response to the recent attacks on schools and other public facilities in Nigeria.
Apart from terrorism - kidnappings in connection with kidnappings - kidnapping people for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-ranking Nigerians frequently targeted. The Niger Delta is one of the most dangerous areas for kidnappers in the country, who are often targeted in anticipation of large ransoms.
If you have received an email, apparently from the British High Commission in Nigeria, asking for your bank details and money, please contact us immediately, in person or by email. You should be aware that all correspondence is done via the Internet and that you are someone living in West Africa. If the caller claims to have been in distress, you should ask him to report the incident to the British Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, either by phone or e-mail to us.
If you are picked up by a greeter or driver at Nigeria International Airport, please make sure that they have proper identification before you leave.
If you encounter a threatening or intimidating situation, please do not try to work your way out of it, if you have encountered it, please do not try to make your way through it. If you are in the Northeast against the advice of the FCDO, keep in touch with the authorities and the wider public about the security situation and keep up to date with developments and make sure your procedures and contingency plans are up to date. Before travelling, you should check with your local authority or someone with local knowledge for up-to-date information on curfews and restrictions. Check with the local authority for the latest information before you travel, especially if we are planning to cross into Nigeria.
They should monitor local media, pay attention to local news and social media coverage of events in the Northeast and other parts of the country. They should follow the instructions of the local police and security forces and avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. Demonstrations should be avoided, and demonstrations should avoid large public gatherings, especially in public places such as schools, hospitals, churches and public transport.
They should seek advice when travelling to affected areas and even follow the safety precautions of their employer or host. They should consider travelling in convoys and limiting their night-time travel as much as possible, even if they stay with friends and family. Travel after dark should be avoided and quiet, poorly lit streets should be avoided. Travel outside the city centre should be limited to as long as possible, outside the city centres or within a distance of no more than 20 km. When entering and leaving cities, they should be extra careful and vigilant and avoid travel after midnight, especially in the evening and early morning.
Priority should be given to all possible areas affected by the disaster, such as schools, hospitals, health centres, schools and hospitals.
If you work or live in north-east Nigeria, you should follow developments in your state and the announcements of state governments, as the threat of retaliatory attacks is increasing. If you work in northern Nigeria, please make sure that your employer provides you with information about where you live, work and work in Nigeria. There is no need to get out of the north or east in an emergency, and there are no legal restrictions on your work or housing opportunities in northwest Nigeria or the southeast.
Anyone travelling to an area that the FCDO advises against is particularly vulnerable and requires a high level of security. In times of heightened threat, be extra vigilant when traveling in the area and avoid loitering near hotels and security barriers. If you feel your vehicle is being tracked, drive out of the area immediately and do not drive at high speed.
If you ask a relative or friend to transfer money to Nigeria, make sure it is not part of a scam and that you properly check with the person who received the money that the transfer is requesting. When organising a meeting in Nigeria, the meeting should be held in a safe place and ensure that participants are known.