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Ghana says ‘sorry’ to Nigeria, apologizes for apartment demolition

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Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey is an experienced African journalist who has worked with top media brands in Ghana where he is based.
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Ghanaian officials have said they are sorry about the demolition of apartments at the Nigerian high commissioner’s residence.

Armed men supervised the demolishing of the apartments by bulldozers in the capital Accra.

Embassy officials said the men threatened to shoot if they interfered in their operations.

Some Nigerians in Ghana besieged the premises of the High Commission to condemn the development and demand action from the Ghanaian authorities.

The angry Nigerians carried placards, screaming that Nigerians Lives Matter.  They were stopped by the Police from entering the premises.

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Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama condemned what he says is the illegal demolition of a facility at Nigeria’s High Commission in Ghana.

He said in a statement that “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.”

Ghana’s foreign affairs minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway apologized to Nigeria over the incident.

She said “We condemn this action because this is not how we handle matters in Ghana and for anybody to say that it is sanctioned by government.

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I think it is wrong because it is not sanctioned by government. We are very sorry that this has happened. The relation between our two countries is very strong, even if there is any kind of dispute for it to end in something like this.”

 

Source: Africafeeds.com

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