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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the security situation in Nigeria. (105175)

We advise against all travel to Bakassi Peninsula and to the riverine areas of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States because of the current security situation in Nigeria. Riverine areas are generally classed to be those accessible only by boat. We advise against all but essential travel to Akwa Ibom State and the rest of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States and that those travelling to these states should take full, appropriate security advice and ensure that robust precautions are in place.

Our general assessment of the security situation in Nigeria can be found under Safety and Security on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) travel advice page for Nigeria. We update this regularly in the light of events on the ground. Among other things, it covers terrorism, crime, road and air safety and the general political situation. The travel advice page for Nigeria is available on the FCO website at: