The Nigeria Police Force has said contrary to the opinion of some other countries, Nigeria is a safe and beautiful place.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, stated this in a statement on Wednesday against the backdrop of the warning by the Foreign Commonwealth Office on travel to 21 states in Nigeria.
Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, said: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all travel to some States and border areas in Nigeria.
“While the Nigeria Police acknowledge that Nigeria is not without some security challenges, just like other nations of the World, including the advanced democracies, we wish to restate that Nigeria remains one of the most beautiful places to live in the World. It is a safe country with its own peculiar socio-economic and security challenges.
“We therefore wish to reassure Nigerians and the International Community of their safety and the commitment of the Police and other security agencies to continue to provide effective security services to the nation.”