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Ghanaian govt. disowns advisory against travel to Abuja

The Ghanaian government has denied issuing any security alert targeted at its nationals living in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration disowned a security update advising against non-essential trips to Abuja.

A warning notice circulating on Wednesday evening bears the name and logo of the 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”.

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

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“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday 16th November, 2022 advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorized,” the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

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“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,” the statement added.

However, the purported warning followed similar advisories by the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Germany, and others, since October.

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