Ghana has warned its citizens not to travel to Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja, over security threats. The warning was issued on Wednesday as a travel advisory by Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
The West African country is the latest country to warn its citizens against traveling to the Nigerian capital. This followed several travel advisories by the US and many western countries, warning their citizen to reconsider the need to travel to Nigeria.
The advisory from the Ghana foreign ministry reads, “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.”
Following an initial warning by the US and other foreign embassies in Nigeria, Nigerian authorities insisted that there is no cause for alarm and that they are working to avert any security threat.