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Travel Warning WARNING: There is a significant threat of terrorism in North East Nigeria; the extremist groups Boko Haram and ISWAP are based in this area. The US State Department and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advise against travel to this area. In addition to precautions for COVID-19, they recommend practising special health precautions because of the risk of contracting Malaria.
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(Information last updated 10 Jan 2022)

North East Nigeria is a region of Nigeria that occupies slightly less than one-third of Nigeria's total area and had a projected population for 2011 of 23.6 million, or 13.5% of the country's population. The inhabitants are mainly Fulani. Only Borno state has Kanuri people as majority. There are more than 100 minority ethnic groups.


North East consists of the following states:


Map of North East Nigeria

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The Mambilla Plateau encompasses large parts of Taraba State, with an average elevation of 1,600 metres it offers dramatic landscapes with spectacular views.

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Iron smelting community in the Sukur cultural landscape



Sharwa Milk is a drink from Borno made with white rice. Kunun gyada is a groundnut based porridge. Mordam is a millet gruel taken with yoghurt. Kunun Aya is juice made from tiger nuts. Sobo is made with hibiscus flowers.

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