Nigeria’s Overseas Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has condemned an attack at the country’s consulate in Accra on Friday night time.
JoyNews editor, Fred Smith was called to the Significant Commissioner’s home Saturday soon after armed men with bulldozers demolished a block of uncompleted condominium on the home.
The creating was remaining created to dwelling staff members and traveling to diplomats to the Superior Fee.
According to the head of safety at the Higher Fee Emmanuel Kabutey the chief of the team that came to demolish the developing instructed them they had the backing of Nationwide Safety and that “if any of us attempt, he will very clear us off.”
Mr Onyeama has explained the incident as “criminal attacks.”
In a tweet, the International Affairs Minister explained “we strongly condemn two outrageous legal assaults in Accra, Ghana on a household creating in our diplomatic premises by unknown individuals in which a bulldozer was made use of to demolish the setting up.”
Mr Onyeama added that his office is participating the federal government of Ghana and “demand urgent motion to uncover the perpetrators and provide sufficient safety for Nigerians and their home in Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Ghana Overseas Affairs Ministry in denouncing the attack explained it as a growth “which is a breach of the Vienna Conference on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR, 19610).”
The Ministry suggests instigations are ongoing to unravel the truth of the make any difference and provide the perpetrators to e book, a assertion copied to JoyNews stated.
In the meantime, having said that, the govt of Ghana has beefed up protection at the claimed facility and the situation is “under control,” the statement included.
“Whilst expressing regrets above the incident the Ministry wishes to reassure the Diplomatic Local community in Ghana and the Nigeria Significant Commission in specific, that Ghana remains a regulation-abiding region that upholds the rules of the rule of regulation, where because of method is adopted at all occasions.
“The government will, consequently, not relent on its primary obligation to assure the protection of Users of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana,” the statement mentioned.