Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, describing it as uncalled for.
A statement by the Commission Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, says the reported cases of attacks on Nigerian shops and traders by Ghanaians was quite unfortunate.
She said the attacks came when xenophobic attacks was becoming unpopular and thought such attacks had been put to the dustbin of history following interventions of Nigerian and Ghanaian leaders.
Dabiri-Erewa however appealed to Nigerians in Ghana, especially the shop owners, not to take laws into their hands but to remain calm and allow law enforcement agents deal with the situation.
On Monday, December 1, 2019 there were reports of clashes between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders which resulted into the arrest of six while others sustained injury.
It was alleged that the fight followed the closure of shops belonging to some Nigerian traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Ghana.
There has been tension between Ghanaian and Nigerian traders in recent time when over 600 shops belonging to Nigerian traders in Kumasi and other areas were shut this year allegedly by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA).