Barely four weeks after the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and three other western nations issued security alerts to their nationals over security concerns in Abuja, the Nigeria capital,  Ghana has filed suit.

In a three-paragraph unsigned but stamped statement circulated to all media houses in Ghana, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration advised it’s nationals against travel to Abuja and counselled those resident in the Nigerian capital to shun shopping malls, and other crowded places.

The statement said the security alert is premised upon the order by Nigerian authorities for the shut down of hotels operating in residential neighbourhoods within Abuja.

Efforts by newsmen to get responses from the Nigerian security agencies such as the FCT Police Command or the Spokesman of the Police at the national Headquarters, located also in Abuja has been futile.

Response is also awaited from the Department of State Services, DSS over this latest security alert on Abuja by a foreign government.

However, in the aftermath of the earlier security scare towards the end of last month, the security agencies gave assurances that they all were abreast of any attempted security breaches through appropriate intelligence gathering and surveillance, and we’re prepared to nip such in the bud.

The federal government through the Minister of Information,  Lai Mohammed held a press conference and maintained that the situation was not as being painted by the various embassies and High Commissions which issued the terror alerts.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services, through its spokesman, Peter Afunaya has responded to the enquiries by Newsmen over the development saying for now the agency has no comments on the security alert on Abuja issued by the Ghanaian authorities to its nationals.


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