The Nigerian government has reacted to the alleged attacks perpetrated by Ghanaian traders against Nigerian traders in Ghana.
Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abike Dabiri-Erewa in a statement released by the Commission’s Head of Media and Public Relations Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described the targeted attacks against Nigerians in Ghana as unfortunate.
Dabiri-Erewa who implored law enforcement agencies in Ghana to protect the lives of Nigerian traders, also appealed for calm on both sides.
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.”