Ghana has ignored a security advisory issued on Wednesday, warning its citizens against traveling to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Wednesday’s release carried the name and logo of Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
He noted that Nigeria had requested the closure of some hotels, citing “local authorities ordering hotels operating in residential buildings to close.”
He also said that there is a “high risk of terrorism, criminality, conflict between communities, armed attacks and kidnappings”.
In a response tweeted on Thursday morning, the government said the statement was unauthorized, regretting any inconvenience it may cause.
The reply read: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory issued this evening, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and to point out that the statement was unauthorized.
“The ministry is not aware of any threats to Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their brothers and sisters in Nigeria.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration regrets the inconvenience this may cause to the traveler.”
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