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Ghanaian President apologises to Buhari over demolition of embassy building, suspects arrested

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-addo on Tuesday telephoned his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise over the demolition of a Nigerian diplomatic building in his country’s capital, Accra last week.

Spokesman oof Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye in a statement said the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo called President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR today, June 23, on the phone, to express his sincere regrets and apology for the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.”

Read the full statement below:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja

PRESS RELEASE No: MFA/PR/2020/15

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo called President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR today, June 23, on the phone, to express his sincere regrets and apology for the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.

He informed President Buhari that he had directed a full investigation of the unfortunate incident.

It further emerged earlier in the day that some suspects had been arrested and will be arraigned in court.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this note wish to call on Nigerians home and abroad to remain calm despite the highly provocative attack on the High Commission of Nigeria in Accra, Ghana and to reassure Nigerians that the Federal Government is engaging the Ghanaian Authorities at the highest level to seek redress.

Signed

Ferdinand Nwonye
Spokesperson
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

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