Ghana’s President apologizes to Nigeria over demolition

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Ado has tendered an apology to Nigeria over the demolition of Nigerian High Commission building in Accra, Ghana’s capital, last weekend.

Akufo-Ado, who phoned President Buhari over the incident expressed his apology, and further assured that he had ordered an investigation into the incident.

A statement by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said some suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.

The statement reads: “President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, on Tuesday, spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.

“In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari that he had directed full investigation into the incident.

“Earlier in the day, it further emerged that some suspects had been arrested, and will be arraigned in court.”

Also, House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila has said Nigeria needs to take appropriate measures against Ghana on the incident.

He added that the Accra attack and demolition constituted a direct attack on Nigeria as a sovereign nation, adding that the high commission or embassy of a country is an extension of its territory and sovereignty.

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