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Ghana has warned its citizens against travelling to Abuja, the federal capital territory (FCT) of Nigeria, citing unpredictable security situations in the FCT.

This is contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

Citing security concerns, Ghana advised its citizens to take precautionary measures if they must travel to the FCT out of necessity.

The statement reads: “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 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 travellers 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”.

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