The Ghanaian government has withdrawn its earlier travel advisory issued on Nov. 16, warning its citizens against non-essential travels to Abuja, Nigeria over an alleged security threat, stating that the earlier publication was unauthorized.
In an updated travel advisory on Thursday, the Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja said it regretted all inconveniences the earlier advisory might have caused the government and the people of Nigeria.
The reports about the travel advisory made the rounds on Wednesday evening and reportedly elicited anxiety among Ghanaians living in Abuja.
The statement reads: “The Ghana High Commission in Abuja refers to the travel Advisory published in Accra on Wednesday 16 November 2022, advising against non-essential travels to Abuja, and hereby states that the relevant authorities in Ghana did not authorize the said publication.
“The publication has therefore been withdrawn by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana.
Recall that the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Bulgaria, Germany, and Ireland were among the countries, which raised the alarm over impending terrorist attacks in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria. The countries have since advised their citizens to consider leaving the country, especially to avoid non-essential travel to parts of Nigeria.