Statement cautioning against non-essential travel to Abuja was ‘unauthorized’ – Foreign Affairs Ministry

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey.

By: Hannah Dadzie

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says the travel advisory issued on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 cautioning the public to avoid non-essential travels to Nigeria’s capital Abuja was ”unauthorized”.

In a statement, the Ministry said it is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters.

The Ministry, therefore, regrets any inconvenience this may have caused the travelling public.

“The Ministry is not aware of any threat targeted at Ghanaians who continue to live in harmony with their Nigerian brothers and sisters,” the Ministry said.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration regrets any inconvenience this may have caused to the travelling public”.

The unauthorized advisory followed similar statements by the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Germany, and others, since October.

Terror attacks in Nigeria in 2022

– On July 5, the Medium Security Correctional Centre in Kuje was breached hours after President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team was attacked en route to Katsina.

– On July 24, a contingent of the Presidential Guards Brigade was ambushed along the Kubwa-Bwari road. Eight personnel and more than 10 insurgents died.

– The military operation foiled the planned invasion of the Nigerian Law School and the nearby Veritas University, both in Bwari.

The attack coincided with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) alert that Abuja, Katsina, Kaduna, Kogi, Lagos and Zamfara were under threat.

Below is the statement;

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