The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised officials and dignitaries wishing to travel abroad to notify it of their itinerary to enable the Ministry to thoroughly scrutinise the security status of the organisations inviting them.
According to the ministry, this would also enable it to take concrete steps to ensure that host’s law enforcement agencies were on hand to guarantee their security.
This was contained in a statement by the MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwoye, in Abuja saying the advisory was a followup to the attack on the former Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by the Indigenous People of Biafra in Nuremberg, Germany, last Saturday.
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It said, “The ministry wishes to empathize with the distinguished Senator as well as remind all dignitaries to endeavor to bring to the notice of the Ministry and Missions their impending travel schedules to enable the Ministry thoroughly scrutinize the security status of the organisations inviting them for the meeting, and to make adequate preparation, as well as concrete steps to ensure that host law enforcement agencies are on hand to guarantee their comprehensive security. This advice is not to monitor their activities but to ensure their safety.”