In a notice to its citizens, Nigeria has advised against any non-essential travel to the United States after US authorities cancelled visas for some Nigerians and denied them entry to the country. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, a senior special assistant to the Nigerian president on foreign affairs and diaspora said that four Nigerian nationals have been sent back home after seeking entry to the US over the last two weeks. Her government is advising Nigerians to reschedule their travel to the US until immigration policy is sorted out.
Dabiri- Erewa claimed that US immigration authorities offered no reason for barring the Nigerians.
Nigeria is not among the countries that face a travel ban to the United States under President Donald Trump's executive order. His new executive order that was released on Monday bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, having dropped raq from a previous order in January. The new travel ban comes six weeks after Trump's original order caused chaos at airports nationwide before federal courts blocked it.
Nigeria has been seen years of strife between the government and the Boko Haram Muslim sect that has committed widespread persecutions of Christians that have included rape and enslavement of women and girls, bombings and burning of churches, and mass killings.