The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has spoken on the reported attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana.
There were reports on Monday that some Nigerian and Ghanaian traders clashed which saw six people arrested while some sustained different degrees of injury.
Dabiri-Erewa in a statement through the commission’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that the attacks on Nigerian businesses and traders were quite unfortunate.
She further called for peace from both sides and also described the attack as uncalled for.
The NIDCOM chairman charges security agencies in the country to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians in Ghana.
The statement reads, “I hereby appeal for calm from both sides and implore the law enforcement agencies to protect the lives and properties especially that of Nigerians from being attacked pending the resolution of the matter.”
She noted that the reported clash was stirred due to the closure of businesses belonging to some Nigerian traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Ghana.
“We appeal to Nigerians in Ghana, especially the shop owners, not to take laws into their hands by trying to revenge but to remain calm and allow law enforcement agents to deal with the situation.”