Fresh attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana
London, June 19, 2019 (AltAfrica)-For the second time in three days, Nigerian traders traders at Suame in the Ashanti region of Ghana on Wednesday morning came under attack from their Ghanaian counterpart forcing them to close down their shops hurriedly and scamper for safety
The Ghanaian traders attacked and ransacked shops of their Nigerian counterparts, burning lorry tyres causing the Nigerian traders to flee.
The development comes after the Monday incidence when over 20 shop were forcibly closed and the Ashanti Regional police command assuring Nigerian traders of maximum security, hence urging them to continue business, following a meeting on Tuesday.
Ultimate FM reported that Nigerian traders opened business Wednesday morning, but unfortunately were attacked with few reported injured.
Police, however, stormed the scene to restore order, and now the demonstration is a peaceful one, Isaac Bediako reported.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Journalist Francis Achi says that Nigerians in the country fear that they will be exposed to xenophobic attacks.
He accused Ghanaian leaders of not speaking well of the good relationship between both countries.
Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr he said: “your leaders have also not helped the matter because some of the utterances that have come out from the leaders in Ghana does not even speak well of the good relationship between the two citizens.”
“So right now in Nigeria, there is palpable fear that Nigerian in Ghana can be attacked in terms of xenophobic attacks. At the same time Nigerians also here are also looking at an eye for an eye, that if they go out they also know there are some Ghanaians here.”
When asked if there is a form if reprisal attack on Ghanaians in Nigeria, he said “I am telling you that they are trying to avoid such thinking, that we as Nigerians we should not do that. We should protect Nigerians that are in other countries, not just in Ghana.”
He added, “They have also called upon the Nigerian leaders to also speak with the counterparts from Ghana to see how this problem can be solved amicably so that it does not generate into a kind of more bigger crises than we ever envisaged.”