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How Armed Men Backed By Ghanaian Govt. Demolished Nigeria’s Embassy Residence

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The staff quarters of ’s High Commission in have been demolished.

Although there has been no official statement from the Ghanaian government on the demolition, the head of Security at the residence disclosed that the team that demolished the building had the backing of the country’s National Security.

The Nigeria’s Minister of foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, noted that the country is in touch with the Ghanaian authorities to address the situation.

How Armed Men Backed By Ghanaian Govt. Demolished Nigeria's Embassy Residence
How Armed Men Backed By Ghanaian Govt. Demolished Nigeria’s Embassy Residence

In a statement posted on his official Twitter handle, the Minister said:

“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,” he said.

However, in an interview with the residence head of Security Emmanuel Kabutey on OmonaijaTV, the security were helpless as Police officers who came around were said to have had a calm and friendly conversation with the perpetrators with no arrest being made.

He said that the leader of the team that came to demolish the building told them they had the backing of National Security and that “if any of us try, he will clear us off.”

Mr Kabutey complained about the lackluster attitude of the police in handling the situation.

“When the police came, they did not come to us or any other person but rather went straight to the man [leader of the armed men] they had a friendly chat, exchanged numbers with him and allowed him to go.

“When they came back in, they took pictures but did not ask me or my boys anything,” he lamented.

The Acting High Commissioner who was present at when the incident happened is said to be terrified and has gone into hiding.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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