The U.S Embassy in Accra, has sent out a word of caution to American citizens to avoid certain parts of the capital city due to reports of growing crime rates.
Avenor, Sowutuom, Sukura, Ashaiman and Agbogbloshie are among the the areas the embassy has warned its citizens to avoid.
The security message follows the recent spike in crime including the Lapaz Shooting and some activities of irate youth in the spare parts business district of Accra.
The embassy also urged American citizens to be vigilant and pay attention to news channels for updates, as well as take appropriate measures to enhance their personal security.
Below is the full statement:
The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that, due to credible reports of growing crime rates, U.S. Embassy personnel have been instructed to avoid the following precincts of Accra:
Ashaiman (located in the Tema Region)
Nima *(see below)
*Except when traveling via the main highway past Nima.U.S. citizens are encouraged to avoid the same areas.Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Be vigilant and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.
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