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FG issues travel advisory, says criminals are targeting Nigerians in U.S., Europe 

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime has advised Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the advice on Monday in Abuja at the fifth edition of the ‘President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Administration Scorecard 2015-2023 Series’.

In an opening remark, Mr Mohammed said the advice became imperative because of recent developments where Nigerian travellers to the U.S. and some European countries had their belongings, especially money and international passports, stolen.

“The most recent victims of this were travellers to the UK, most of whom were dispossessed of their belongings at high-brow shops, particularly in the high street of Oxford,” Mr  Mohammed said.

He added, “We have therefore decided to advise Nigerians travelling to Europe and the United States to take extra precautions to avoid being dispossessed of their belongings.”

The minister said the incidences had reached an increasingly high rate, hence the need for the advice.

“This is not your typical travel advisory. Issuing such is the prerogative of our embassies/high commissions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“It is merely a piece of advice to Nigerians who may be visiting the affected parts of the world,” he said.

Speaking on the scorecard series, Mr Mohammed said it was designed to showcase the achievements of the Buhari regime. (NAN)

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