Travelers warned against nonessential Nigeria trips
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan urged its nationals yesterday to avoid nonessential travel to Nigeria, especially during the coming week, amid concerns over another terrorist attack taking place in the African country's capital.
December 28, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
Nigerian police have received intelligence that Nigeria's Islamist sect Boko Haram is likely to launch another attack in Abuja during the Christmas to New Year period, said Bruno Shen, deputy director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Department of West Asian and African Affairs.
“We thus advise our nationals who plan to visit Nigeria for business to stay alert, especially those who plan to visit the capital,” he said at a regular news briefing.
The ministry already issued an “orange” travel alert for Nigeria in late November, warning Taiwanese travelers to avoid unnecessary visits to the violence-torn country.