Nigerian Government React To Alleged Attacks On Nigerians In Ghana

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Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has reacted to the alleged attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana.

There were reported cases of clashes between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders on Monday which resulted in the arrest of six while others sustained injuries.

Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by the Commission Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the reported cases of attacks on Nigerian shops and traders by Ghanaians were quite unfortunate.

She described the recent attacks as uncalled for even as she appealed for calm from both sides.

The NIDCOM boss implored law enforcement agencies in Ghana to protect the lives and properties especially that of Nigerians from being attacked pending the resolution of the matter.

The statement read in part: ” I hereby appeal for calm from both sides and implore the law enforcement agencies to protect the lives and properties especially that of Nigerians from being attacked pending the resolution of the matter.

“On Monday, there were reported cases of clashes between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders which resulted in the arrest of six while others sustained injuries.

“It was alleged that the fight followed the closure of shops belonging to some Nigerian traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Ghana.

” We appeal to Nigerians in Ghana, especially the shop owners, not to take laws into their hands by trying to revenge but to remain calm and allow law enforcement agents to deal with the situation.”

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