Britons are being urged not to travel to certain parts of Nigeria in the wake a string of terrorist bomb attacks having left mass amounts of people dead.
It is alleged that at least 143 people have been killed thus far in bombings just in the city of Kano alone. The radical Islamist organisation, Boko Haram, proudly claimed responsibility for carrying out the attacks. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, told of being both shocked and appalled by ongoing violence in the west African country.
The authorities have already enforced a 24-hour-long curfew in the northern city, with many citizens remaining home while soldiers and police patrol the streets as they set up roadblocks. The Foreign Office was made to update its Nigeria travel advice after the attacks, warning against all but essential travel to Kano.
On its official website, the FCO said that those still in Kano must remain vigilant at all times while exercising caution. The Department for
International Development, DFID, and the British Council have limited their ongoing operations across Kano for however long the curfew will be in place. British nationals have also been urged to comply with the curfews.
Hague said that the nature of the attacks has sickened people across the map and deepest condolences are sent from the UK to the relatives of those both killed or injured.