I am a young, white British female planning on visiting Nigeria for a fortnight or so in the next few months. I with another family member plan on flying out to Lagos where we’ll be met by my boyfriend at the Airport (Murtle Mohammed) and later plan to travel to Enugu to visit his family. I was just wondering if you thought it would be safe for us to do so?
I have had many people, often from other countries in Africa, tell me it wouldn’t be and that our lives would be in danger etc., but I often wonder is it just because they are from elsewhere that they say that, having never been there themselves.
Whereas having spoken to other Nigerian’s (mostly friends of my boyfriend) they have said the complete opposite. They say the people there are simply curious and in being foreign we would be more welcomed if anything, especially in Enugu.
I realise there are dangers, scam artists and such but is it that bad you wouldn’t advise foreigners going?
Sorry for such a drawn out message but any information on safety and places to go/avoid would be truly appreciated, thanks.