In a press statement available to The Ghanaian Standard on November 16th, 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration made referenced to the travel advisory published the same day 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.” Statesman ended.
Below is a copy of the release:
The notice released earlier said “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.“
This message was in line with the represent security situation in Auja “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.”