Nigerians want country's embassy in Ghana closed after attack - Poll shows

Nigerians want country's embassy in Ghana closed after attack - Poll shows

Following an attack on Nigerian high commission in Ghana on Sunday, June 21, leaving some apartments of the embassy in ruins, Nigerians have called on the federal government to close down the commission.

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Legit.ng recalls that in what came as a shock, a Ghanian businessman allegedly supervised the demolition of some apartments in the Nigerian high commission situated in Accra, Ghana capital on Sunday.

The obviously furious businessman, who invaded the embassy with armed men, had accused the commission of encroaching on his land.

The Nigerian government has since condemned the attacks on the building with Geoffery Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, describing the incident as "outrageous and criminal."

Nigerians want country's embassy in Ghana closed after attack

71% Nigerians want the country's embassy in Accra on Ghana closed after attack on Sunday, June 21.
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Meanwhile, many Nigerians believe that the condemnation is not enough as Ghana must be made to face the reality of its citizens' action.

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In a poll conducted by Legit.ng on Facebook, 71% of over one thousand Nigerians who voted firmly believed that the embassy should be closed down. 29%, however, said Ghana must pay compensation for the demolition.

A social media user, Micheal wrote: "It's of no use that the embassy is there, cos they don't assist Nigerians living in Ghana, so maybe they assume that it's high time they demolish the place and use it for there own good as well since there economy is on the rise and need space in the choice area, you can go to them and you'll be shocked the amount of Nigerians in detention and you claim you have a consulate."

Another one wrote: "Charity begins at home. If Nigeria didn't treat her citizens like c'rap, no country will treat us like one."

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Oseni, another Facebook user wrote: "Since Nigeria shut it's borders because of the activities of smugglers from neighbouring countries, Ghana has become very vindictive and troubleshooting.

"The best thing Nigeria should do for now is to recall our embassy staff and give that of Ghana 24 hours to leave the country and with a very stern warning that if anything should happen to any Nigerian citizen resident in that country, they will pay dearly for it."

Similarly on Twitter, 40% believed that the embassy should be closed down, while 25% went for compensation.

"Request the Ghanian government to re-build it, arrest and prosecute those involved in the act. If this is not done any other action by the Nigerian Government is not uncalled for," a tweep said.

Another user wrote: "Get the whole truth before actions, the demolition is not from Ghana government but a king that rules the area, and Ghana respect there king more than the president."

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