Gunmen burgle Nigerian high commission in Ghana, demolish apartments  The Punch

Tobi Aworinde and Sodiq Oyeleke

Some yet-to-be-identified armed men “attacked” the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana, on Friday, demolishing some apartments under construction.

TheCable reports that the affected buildings were being constructed to house staff and visitors.

A Ghanaian businessman had accused the commission of encroaching on his land.

He was said to have visited the property penultimate week, presenting evidence that he was the real owner of the land.

However, he reportedly returned to the site on Friday in the company of armed men who supervised the demolition.

Officials of the commission reportedly contacted the police but efforts were not made to prevent the demolition.

The Ghanaian authorities had yet to react to the issue, which comes five months after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied reports that the Nigerian commission in Ghana had been evicted in Accra.

Reacting to the development, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the attack.

He tweeted, “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.

“We are engaging the Ghanaian Government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana.”


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