The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama that some unknown persons carried out an attack on a residential building at the Nigeria High Commission in Ghana Ghana.
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.
The government of Ghana is yet to respond to the incident.
According to Myjoyonline.com, a local news website reported that:
Armed men have stormed the Nigerian High Commissioner’ residence in Accra, Ghana with bulldozers demolishing a block of apartments on the property on Friday night.
The building was being constructed to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission.
The building before it was demolished
JoyNews editor, Fred Smith who was at the scene said the men threatened to shoot staff of the embassy who were present at the scene if they interfere in their operations.
According to the head of security at the High Commission Emmanuel Kabutey 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.