Diplomatic Slap: Ghanaians demolish Nigeria High Commission building

In what appears to be a diplomatic slap, some unidentified armed men demolished a building owned by the Nigerian High Commission to Ghana, in Accra, on Friday.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has condemned the demolition of the building being constructed to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission.

Reacting in a statement, the ministry promised to bring the perpetrators to book, noting that the act was in breach of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.

The statement read in part, “It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that unidentified individuals had allegedly breached the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra and demolished its property under construction around 10.30am, on Friday June 19, 2020.

“Accordingly, investigations are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Meanwhile, the government of Ghana has beefed up security at the said facility and the situation is under control.”

The Ghanaian government, while expressing regrets over the incident, assured the diplomatic community in Ghana and the Nigerian High Commission that Ghana remains a law-abiding country that upholds the principle of the rule of law.

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