Ghana has banned citizens from traveling to Nigeria over security threats.
Newsonline reports that the Ghanaian government has warned its citizens against traveling to Nigeria especially the nation’s capital, Abuja over security concerns.’
This online news recalls that the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and some other western countries had sent a similar alert to their citizens warning of a planned terrorist attack in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
In 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 read: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to inform the traveling 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 travelers 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.”