Why it's dangerous

Here's how the CIA describes Nigeria, "a transit point for heroin and cocaine intended for European, East Asian, and North American markets; consumer of amphetamines; safe haven for Nigerian narcotraffickers operating worldwide; major money-laundering center; massive corruption and criminal activity..."<br>
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Pictured, soldiers patrol the streets in the Bauch metropolis area in northern Nigeria, on December 29, 2009. Dozens of people were feared dead including four soldiers during a clash between security personnel and members of Islamic sect called Kala-Kato who went on rampage demanding the release of their leader arrested by the authorities.

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Here's how the CIA describes Nigeria, "a transit point for heroin and cocaine intended for European, East Asian, and North American markets; consumer of amphetamines; safe haven for Nigerian narcotraffickers operating worldwide; major money-laundering center; massive corruption and criminal activity..."

Pictured, soldiers patrol the streets in the Bauch metropolis area in northern Nigeria, on December 29, 2009. Dozens of people were feared dead including four soldiers during a clash between security personnel and members of Islamic sect called Kala-Kato who went on rampage demanding the release of their leader arrested by the authorities.

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