The Nigerian commission officers quarters in Ghana have been demolished by unknown men. The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on his tweeter handle condemned the act, saying Nigerian government is engaging the Ghanaian government on the dastardly act.
He demanded urgent action in finding the perpetrators and ensuring protection of all Nigerians in Ghana.
The demolition of the Nigerian high commission officers residence is an action that could spark diplomatic tussle.
According to foreign policies, Ghana is supposed to protect properties including residences of other countries within their domain.
This is not the first time Ghanaians have been violent to Nigerians, Nigerian traders in Ghana have also complained of their properties been destroyed several times.
The spokesperson for Nigeria’s ministry of foreign affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, in a statement, said there was no “diplomatic row between Nigeria and the Republic of Ghana.”
Nwonye said though the lease of the property on No.10 Barnes Road, Accra, has expired, the high commission was exploring the possibility of renewing the lease agreement with the host authorities.
We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, #Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown persons in which a bulldozer was used to demolish the building.
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) June 21, 2020
— TVC News (@tvcnewsng) June 21, 2020