Nigerian traders allegedly 'under attack' in Ghana

20 shops belonging to Nigerians were forcibly locked at Suame Magazine in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana, on Monday according to GhanaWeb.

The traders said they were being targeted over the alleged involvement of Nigerian nationals in kidnappings in Ghana.

Four Nigerians had been arrested over the alleged kidnap of two Canadians.

Kizito Obiora, the chairman of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association, was quoted to have said the attack started last week. He said they have been forced to close the shops, and their attackers are demanding that they return to Nigeria.


He added that when the attacks started, the police intervened but some unidentified young men returned on Monday to forcibly lock up their shops.

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