Boko Haram ‘planning to kidnap westerners’, Foreign Office warns

The terror sect Boko Haram is “actively planning to kidnap” westerners to raise ransom money, the Foreign Office has warned.

It issued new travel advice for Nigeria after receiving reports that the group was plotting the kidnaps in the north east of the country.

America also warned its citizens about the risk, which it said was based on “credible” information. Both countries said the affected area is in the Bama local government area of Borno state, close to the border with Cameroon.