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Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has called President Muhammadu Buhari Over the demolition of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.
This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu.
In a telephone conversation on Tuesday, the former expressed his sincere apology over the unfortunate incident that has sparked reactions from the Nigerian government and wild protest.
Akufo-Addo assured President Buhari that he has directed a full investigation into the matter, assuring that justice will be served.
Meanwhile, some suspects linked to the demolition have been arrested and will be arraigned in court.
It will be recalled that a businessman who claimed ownership of the land housing the Nigerian mission reportedly moved with armed men to demolish some portion of the staff quarters and threatened to shot anyone who dares to stop him.
Although the demolition took place on Friday, the man was said to have shown up the previous week with some documents to support his claim and began to knock down the fence surrounding the building.
The action of the man was not opposed, even when the Ghanain Police were informed of the incident.
The Nigerian High Commission petitioned the Ghanaian Government about it, but there was no response.
Following the incident, many Nigerians including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa have condemned the action.