The United States Embassy in Abuja and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office issued travel warnings to their nationals on Thursday. It was noted in the warning that the Boko Haram sect attacked a church last Christmas killing 44 people.
While stating that “there is a high risk of terrorist attacks during religious festivals”, the UK Foreign office warned British citizens not to travel to Borno, Niger, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Yobe states.
In the warning issued by the United States Embassy too, it was noted that there have been threats to American interests in Nigeria. American citizens were thus warned about travelling to the Northern part of the country.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Joint Task Force urged residents of Kano to be vigilant as members of the Boko Haram sect are planning large scale attacks on the city during the Easter period. Residents have been urged to stay indoors to avoid being caught in any confrontation between the JTF and Boko Haram members. The JTF Spokesman in Kano State, Lt. Col Ikedichi Iweha disclosed that intelligence reports have revealed that Honda and Volkswagen Golf cars will be used in the attacks being planned.