I read on the internet a lot that Lagos "not for the novice traveler" etc. But I would like to get a more comparative view on things for the internet makes it seem as if Lagos is a terribly dangerous place. I have traveled extensively through the US (and abroad) and lived near Chicago and live near New York. I've met Lagosians who say that Chicago and Atlanta much worse than Lagos. So can anyone who has been around provide a comparative perspective? Obviously I am sure common sense goes a long way anywhere, but I am really curious what is the safety situation like. I may be traveling there for a wedding and I just want to know if all of this hype about the dangerous is overblown. I have also heard Abuja is much much safer and violent crime is not that common but also not unheard of.