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Volume 718: debated on Monday 29 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many British citizens face personal risk from the unrest in Nigeria. [HL3016]

It is not possible to provide an exact figure of British citizens at risk from unrest in Nigeria. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) working with the Ministry of Defence and the in-country team, closely monitors the political and security situation in Nigeria, and keeps the risk to British citizens from unrest under constant review. This ongoing process includes reviewing contingency plans by our posts in Lagos and Abuja, maintaining contact with our community liaison officer network as well as other diplomatic missions, and ensuring FCO travel advice is updated to ensure British citizens have the most up-to-date information on the present situation. We also encourage British citizens to register with our LOCATE service through the FCO website (