Nigeria travel warning after terrorist attack kills 100

Nigeria travel warning after terrorist attack kills 100

British travellers have been warned against all but essential travel to the northern Nigerian city of Kano after more than 100 people were killed in terrorist attacks.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office updated its travel advice in the wake of the co-ordinated attacks against police and government buildings on Friday.

“In the light of Friday's attacks, we are currently advising against all but essential travel to Kano city and for those in Kano city to remain vigilant and to exercise caution,” the FCO said.

“A number of curfews are being enforced across Nigeria. British nationals are urged to comply with all curfews.”

Travellers have been advised to keep monitoring the FCO’s travel advice on Nigeria. Islamist group, Boko Haram, has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Foreign secretary William Hague condemned the attacks and said: “The nature of these attacks has sickened people around the world and I send my deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of those killed and to those injured.

“There is no place in today’s world for such barbaric acts and I condemn in the strongest possible terms those who carried them out. These events underline the importance of the international community standing together in the face of terrorism in all its forms.”

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