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Foreign Affairs Ministry Rubbishes Alert Against Trip To Nigeria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration (MoFARI) has trashed its earlier communication on trips to Nigeria.

In a statement on November 16, the Ministry alerted Ghanaian travellers about a decline in the security condition in Nigeria’s capital.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration wishes to inform the travelling public about security developments in Abuja, Nigeria and the subsequent directive by local authorities to hotels in residential buildings to shut down.”

It explained that there is a high danger of terrorism, criminality, inter-communal conflict, armed attacks and kidnappings and advised travellers to postpone their trip to Abuja if they can.

It also advised persons travelling out of necessity to take precautionary measures.

In a counter-statement, the Ministry noted that the earlier communication 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”.

Source: Fuseini

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