Ghanaian Government Orders Investigation Into Nigerian High Commission Accra Attack

The Ghanaian government said the attack was a clear “breach of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations VCDR 1961).”

Armed men invaded the Nigerian High Commission in Accra demolishing some buildings in the premises on Friday / Photo credit: https://theglittersonline
Armed men invaded the Nigerian High Commission in Accra demolishing some buildings in the premises on Friday / Photo credit: https://theglittersonline

The Ghanaian government has vowed to investigate and bring to book those behind the invasion and demolition of the some apartment buildings at the Nigerian High Commission in Accra on Friday.

The Nigerian government had on Sunday called on it Ghanaian counterpart to urgently find those behind the attack.

In a statement shared via Ghanaian ministry of foreign affairs Twitter handle on Sunday, Ghanaian government said the attack was a clear “breach of Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations VCDR 1961).”

The statement reads, “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 Nigeria High Commission in Accra and demolished its property under construction around 10:30pm on Friday, 19 June, 2020

The Ministry views with concern this development which is a breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations VCDR 1961).

The statement added that investigations were ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book and that the government has beefed up security at the said facility and the situation is under control.

“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

“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. The Government therefore, not relent on its primary obligation to guarantee the safety of Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ghana”, the statement said.

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