Without wanting to get into the Boko Haram question too deeply, I'll be here for hours otherwise, the broad brushstrokes are that Nigeria is divided into three large sections - the Muslim/Hausa North, the Christian/Igbo South, and the Yoruba West. Boko Haram have largely been operating out of the north, attacking Igbo Christians - a not dissimilar situation to how the Janjaweed operated in Darfur and Southern Sudan.
Over the last couple of days it's begun to emerge that they seem to have a new leader who's willing to negotiate with the government - an encouraging sign. At the same time, Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buharihas, given his new army chiefs three months to defeat Boko Haram.
Is it safe? Well... Depends. On where you want to live, what your work is, all kinds of things. If Nigeria, and surrounding governments, decide to amp up their action against Boko Haram then things could get nasty for a while. Since '09 you're looking at around 19,000 people killed. It's not an insignificant number, but it is out of a population of 170-odd million. I'd be careful of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and Yobe, as well as pretty much all the Riverine areas. about 2 years ago
I travelled to Nigeria in December 2014 - January 2015, i don't live there but it was amazing just stay away from the North. visit the west and east they are safe and have the best attractions (ikogosi in ekiti state) and more. I advice you go! but be safe and stay away from the north. No place nor country is safe make the most of everywhere ! about 2 years agoAnswered by Nat via WorldNomads.com