Safety of Foreigners in Nigeria

We aim to objectively, assess the safety of foreigners in Nigeria. The risk cases considered in our weighted assessment includes attempted harm, robbery, physical assault, offenses against property/businesses, kidnapping and death as occurred in each Nigerian state.

Safety of Foreigners in Nigeria

This assessment commenced on 01 March 2017.

This assessment was last updated on 19 October 2017.

States % of Harm Number of cases
Abia  0.19  1
Adamawa
Anambra
Akwa Ibom 0.48 2
Bauchi
Bayelsa
Benue
Borno
Cross River
Delta  0.96  4
Ebonyi
Enugu 0.05 1
Edo
Ekiti
Gombe
Imo 0.23 2
Jigawa
Kaduna
Kano
Katsina
Kebbi
Kogi
Kwara
Lagos 10.23 108
Nasarawa
Niger
Ogun
Ondo
Osun
Oyo
Plateau
Rivers  0.72  3
Sokoto
Taraba
Yobe
Zamfara
FCT 0.09 1

Currently, there is a 12.95% risk of harm towards foreigners and their interests in Nigeria.

Recommendations to Foreigners:
  1. Register in accordance with all relevant immigration and lawful requirements on arrival into the country.
  2. Be security conscious at all times and avoid vulnerability to dangers.
  3. Carry a form of valid and acceptable identification all the time.
  4. Be friendly, courteous and polite to everyone in the country.
  5. Pay every legal bill where/when necessary.
  6. Seek knowledge, understanding and abide by the laws of the Nigerian state:
Recommendations to NIGERIANS:
  1. Possess the spirit of accepting foreigners living in their country with love and respect.
  2. Avoid xenophobia and racist tendencies.
  3. Report timely to the security and law enforcement agencies, any issue regarding insecurities of foreigners.
  4. Recognise foreigners as partners in building the country.
Recommendations to THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT:
  1. Tighten the security at the Nigerian borders so as to know who is entering and leaving Nigeria.
  2. Enforce registration of foreigners in all relevant immigration and lawful entity in the country.
  3. Enforce the carriage and presentation of a valid means of identification by foreigners living in the country.
  4. Provide a conducive environment of security, justice and equality to the foreigners present in the country.

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