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Presidency says Nigeria won’t retaliate against Ghana over demolition in Nigerian High Commission

The Presidency has said Nigeria would not retaliate against Ghana over the demolition of a building inside Nigerian High Commission in Accra.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.

Shehu noted that with the apology tendered by Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to President Buhari over the incident, Nigeria would not pursue a retaliatory line of action.

He said: “The President of Ghana has called and regretted the action and apologised to the President of Nigeria. I think he has shown leadership in the matter and what should Nigeria do; these are two leading countries in West Africa.

“Nigeria will not engage in a street fight with Ghana. This cannot happen. So, the two leaders, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, who is much respected in Africa, they all call him ‘Baba’ (Father), so he is bound to show restraint.”

The spokesman also added that Nigeria will use diplomacy to resolve the issue.

“Matters such as this when they arise, it is always better when they arise, they should be resolved diplomatically. No, there shouldn’t be a fight between Nigeria and Ghana, this will not happen,” he said.

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