Global rights group, Amnesty International, has issued a travel advisory for Nigerians and other foreigners travelling to the United States of America amid the incessant cases of gun violence and mass shootings.

According to AI, persons travelling to the US should exercise caution and have an emergency contingency plan.

It asked visitors to avoid crowded places, including shopping malls, churches and cultural events.

The rights group said, depending on your gender, skin colour and ethnic background, you may be at a higher risk of being targeted with gun violence and should plan accordingly.

“This travel advisory is being issued in the light of ongoing high levels of gun violence in the country. Depending on the traveller’s gender identity, race, country of origin, ethnic background or sexual orientation, they may be at higher risk of being targeted with gun violence and should plan accordingly.”

The rights group said under international human rights, the US had an obligation to enact a range of measures at the federal, state and local levels to regulate access to firearms and protect the rights of people.