07.03.19 / High / Nigeria – Travel Alert
07.03.19 Nigeria Travel Alert
On 5 March 2019, the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued updated travel advice for Nigeria, which reads in part as follows: "Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections are due to take place on 9 March 2019, along with some National Assembly elections not completed on 23 February. Demonstrations are likely across Nigeria and are of particular concern in Abuja and some Nigerian states including Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers. The result of the Presidential election, where President Buhari was elected for a second term, has been disputed and legal challenges may begin. Consequently tensions continue to run high throughout Nigeria and public gatherings and demonstrations may take place at short notice and have the potential to turn violent. You should continue to avoid rallies, public gatherings and demonstrations and monitor local media."