The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has issued a new travel advice to its citizens against all travel to some areas of Nigeria following demonstrations across the states against the removal of fuel subsidy, which took effect on January 1, 2012. The FCO noted that some of these demonstrations have resulted in clashes between the police and demonstrators – and advised its citizens to avoid all such demonstrations. “The declared aim of the strike is to close all offices, airports and seaports, banks, markets and petrol stations. The unions have advised Nigerians to stockpile food and water ahead of the strike. You should check with your airline ahead of any travel to or from Nigeria, and make contingency plans in the case of disrupted travel. You are advised to check your insurance policy to determine cover in the case of a strike,” the office warned. The office had earlier advised its citizens against all travel to some areas of Nigeria over the spate of bombings, kidnapping and violence.