UK Warns Citizens Against Travelling to Anambra

By Gloria Afajagbe

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens from travelling to Anambra state, after an attack on the convoy of U.S consulate workers in Ogbaru Local Government Area by gunmen on May 16th.

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The UK issued the warning through a foreign travel advice service, posted on its website.

The advice read “The FCDO advise against all travel to the riverine areas, that is, 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.”

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

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“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,” it noted.

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 travelling in advance of a planned visit by U.S Mission personnel to a funded flood response project in Anambra state.

At least four members of the convoy were killed.

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