Ghana disowns ‘unauthorised’ advisory against travel to Abuja

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Ghana has disowned a security advisory issued on Wednesday, warning her citizens from travelling to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Wednesday notice carried the name and logo of the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

It indicated that Nigeria asked some hotels to close, citing “the directive by local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down.”

It also said there was a “high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks, and kidnappings.”

In a rejoinder tweeted on Thursday morning, the government declared the statement was unauthorised, regretting the inconvenience it may have caused.

The rejoinder read, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorised.

“The Ministry is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration regrets any inconvenience this may have caused to the travelling public.”

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