Nigeria declares state of emergency for some northern and central parts of the country

Nigeria's President has issued a state of emergency for some northern and central parts of the country after serious violent attacks blamed on the radical sect, Boko Haram. Borders in the affected areas have been closed. These measures are in response to a series of deadly bombings that took place across the country on Christmas Day.

Travellers in Nigeria should consider postponing any travel in the affected areas. The local situation remains volatile and could become violent without notice.

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