A security alert issued on Wednesday advising its people against visiting Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has been repudiated by Ghana.
The name and logo of the Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration were displayed on the Wednesday notification.
Citing “the direction by local authorities to hotels operating in residential structures to shut down,” it claimed that Nigeria asked several hotels to close.
It also said there was a “high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks, and kidnappings.”
In a rejoinder tweeted on Thursday morning, the government declared the statement was unauthorised, regretting the inconvenience it may have caused.
The rejoinder read, “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 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.”
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