On 16 October 2021, the U.K. Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) issued updated travel advice for Nigeria, which reads in part as follows: “The threat level in North East Nigeria including around Maiduguri is increasing, particularly around transport hubs, religious areas and large gatherings. Kidnaps have taken place along the roads in and out of Maiduguri. As the dry season starts in October, this risk is expected to increase even further.”