The Ghanaian government has denied issuing any security alert targeted at its nationals living in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration disowned a security update advising against non-essential trips to Abuja.
A warning notice circulating on Wednesday evening bears the name and logo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
It indicated that Nigeria asked some hotels to close, citing “the directive by local authorities to hotels operating in residential buildings to shut down”.
The ministry allegedly said there was a “high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks, and kidnappings”.
In a statement the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to refer to the travel advisory published this evening, Wednesday 16th November, 2022 advising against non-essential travel to Abuja and wishes to state that the statement was unauthorized.
The Ministry also said that it is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.