The Republic of Ghana has issued a travel advisory for citizens traveling to the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ghana, disclosed this in its latest security update in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to Ghana, the travel advisory became necessary due to the highly unpredictable security situation in the nation’s capital.
The travel alert follows a security alert a few weeks ago by the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries warning of possible terrorist attacks in Abuja.
The Government of Ghana has advised its citizens to take precautions when travelling, stressing that it will continue to monitor the security situation.
The advisory read: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration is apprised of the security developments in Abuja, Nigeria and the local authorities would like to order the closure of hotels operating in residential buildings to travellers.
“Accordingly, citizens are advised to avoid non-essential travel to Abuja due to the unpredictable security situation in the city and the high risk of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks and kidnappings.
“While advising travelers who must travel to Abuja to take precautionary measures, the Ministry will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the public when the situation improves.”
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