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Ghana disowns Abuja travel advisory

Ghana has dismissed a Wednesday security advice that warned its nationals against traveling to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Ghana has dismissed a Wednesday security advice that warned its nationals against traveling to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

The Wednesday notice featured the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana’s name and logo.

It stated that Nigeria ordered the closure of certain hotels, claiming “the directive by local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down.”

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

In a Thursday morning tweet, the administration proclaimed the speech unauthorized and apologized for any inconvenience it may have caused.

The response stated, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorized.

“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 traveling public.”