The Ghanaian government has issued a security alert to its citizens in Nigeria not to travel to Nigeria’s capital, Abuja over insecurity.
VANTAGE NEWS reported that the United States and the United Kingdom had in the past weeks issued similar alert to their citizens.
According to a statement released on Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Ghanaian government said the travel advisory follows the precarious situation in the capital and the subsequent directive by Nigerian local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down.
The statement reads, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to inform the travelling public about security developments in Abuja, Nigeria, and the subsequent directive by local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down.
“Accordingly, the public is advised to avoid non-essential travel to Abuja, due to the unpredictable security situation in the city, and the high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks, and kidnappings.
“Whilst advising travellers who must travel out of necessity 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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