The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has appealed to Ghanaian law enforcement agents to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians living in the country.
The Chairman/CEO of the commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa made the appeal following the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
There were clashes on Monday between Nigerians and Ghanaians over the closure of shops belonging to some Nigerian traders at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Ghana.
“The reported cases of attacks on Nigerian shops and traders by Ghanaians were quite unfortunate,” Dabiri condemned
“The attacks are happening at a time xenophobic attacks are becoming unpopular.
“Such attacks should be a thing of the past following interventions of Nigerian and Ghanaian leaders after September’s xenophobic attacks on foreigners and their businesses in South Africa.
“I hereby appeal for calm from both sides and implore the law enforcement agencies to protect the lives and properties, especially those of Nigerians, from being attacked pending the resolution of the matter,” she pleaded.