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Travel Warning for Nigeria Issued

July 10, 1998

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Violent crime, by people in police and military uniforms as well as by civilians, was cited Friday by the State Department as it cautioned U.S. citizens about travel in Nigeria.

The African country ``poses considerable risks to travelers,″ the department said in a statement. It said that public transportation is dangerous and should be avoided and that tourists are targets for scams by businesses and charities.

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