Nigerians traveling to the United States, the United Kingdom, or other European nations have been warned by the Federal Government to be on the lookout for thieves who may take their possessions.
At the 5th Edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration Scorecard on Monday, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammad offered the counsel.
“It has come to the attention of the government that Nigerian travellers to the United States and some countries in Europe are having their belongings, especially money and international passports, stolen at an increasingly high rate,” he said.
“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 precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings,” the minister added.
In October, the US and the UK issued alerts about potential terror strikes in Abuja, particularly targeting government structures, houses of worship, educational institutions, and other sites where big people congregate. Additionally, both nations started evacuating their citizens from Nigeria’s political center.