Ghana beefs up security at Nigeria High Commission’s property

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Ghana has commenced investigations to establish motive and persons behind the demolition of a property belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

The structure which was being constructed by the High Commission to house staff and diplomats was allegedly bulldozed Friday night by some unidentified armed men who allegedly claim to have the backing of the National Security.

Government has expressed concern about the issue, describing the act as being in contravention of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR, 1961.

The Foreign Ministry in a statement Saturday said “investigations are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book”.

It said although the situation is under control, the government of Ghana has beefed up security at the said facility.

“Whilst expressing regrets over the incident, the Ministry wishes to reassure the Diplomatic community in Ghana and the Nigeria High Commission in particular, that Ghana remains a law-abiding country that upholds the principle of the rule of law, where due process is followed at all times,” it said.

Accordingly it said the government will not relent on its primary obligation to guarantee the safety of members of the diplomatic corps in Ghana.

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