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Nigeria Travel Advisory: Kogi State

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KOGI | SURFACE AREA IN KM2 (29,833) |

Kogi State is located in the Nigerian Middle Belt. Created in 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State, Kogi State is noted as being the only state in Nigeria to border ten other states.





Kogi State is nicknamed the “Confluence State” due the fact that the confluence of the River Niger and the River Benue occurs in its capital, Lokoja. The majority of Kogi State residents are Igala, Ebira and Okun. Agriculture remains dominant in the Kogi State economy.

Travel Advisory: June 2021

One of the major security issues in this state is that of kidnap, which often occurs along major highways such as the Okene – Lokoja highway.

Armed gunmen have also been logged operating within the state, in Dekina and Kogi LGAs. The state also records instances of farmer-herdsmen conflict and carry a distinct possibility of sudden violent outbreaks.

Community clashes although not as rampant as in other areas, are still a threat factor for travellers. The Adogu and Ogodo Comunities in Adogu ward, Ajaokuta LGA are of particular interest at this time.

Construction is ongoing along major highways in the state with attendant effects of increased traffic.





Business travellers are advised to familiarise themselves with alternate routes to use in case of emergencies and should be at alert while travelling within the state.





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