The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana has warned Ghanaians against travelling to the Gao Region in Northern Mali due to the abduction and execution of travelers especially Christians in that part of the francophone West African country.
The Ministry also advised Ghanaians who are already in the Gao region to flee immediately for their safety and security.
A statement issued by the Ministry on Tuesday May 17 said “In view of recent abductions and executions of travelers especially Christians (including Ghanaians) in the Gao Region of Northern Mali, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration advises against all travels to Gao and its surrounding areas in northeastern Mali.
“Commercial transport operators and drivers who still ply the Gao route from Ghana are particularly advised, as a matter of urgency, to suspend all operations to that part of Mali.
“Ghanaians in the Gao region are also advised to leave immediately for their safety and security.”