Ghana airwaves have been in panic mode since the news of arrested Imo jailbreakers.
News is an intentional attempt to mislead the masses, with an agenda to set Nigerians living in Ghana up for xenophobic attacks by ordinary Ghanaians.
We will recall in 2018, similar propaganda and series of fake news watered and fertilized the land of hate in the heart of the people before the crusade of closing Nigerian shops, pulling down of the Nigerian mission house in ACCRA, and another open attack on Nigerians which lasted until Covid – 19 locked down eased the situation a bit.
Nigerians were arrested for border trespass, Among them are a married couple and other girls.
Nigeria government through the high commission in Ghana have not submitted any list of wanted person to Ghana Authorities, The people arrested have passports, how do jailbreakers acquire a passport in no time.
The Nigerian community in Ghana has put a check after a visit to the suspects, They do not match any history of prison escapees.
The Nigerian government will be so happy to deport and receive them if they are jailbreakers but trying to bank on our situation for selfish interest will no longer be condoned.
The Ghana police or Immigrations do not have any evidence to suggest they are escapes and have denied given any information in that regard.
All media houses propagating such hate with baseless media war and fake news must desist henceforth or be faced with legal battle from the Nigerian community, The spoke person of the Nigerian In Diaspora Organization NIDO in a telephone conversation promised legal action against people crusading hate agenda against Nigerians.
The president of the Nigerian traders Union in Ghana in a telephone conversation said it is not just fake news, it is a media war Nigeria must be ready to fight and win.
A spoke person Of All Nigerian Communities Ghana also registered his displeasure, ” We will no longer fold our hands and look while the image of Nigeria is been thrown in the mud” Chief Akintola said.
A press conference scheduled by the Nigerian Mission in Ghana for today was pushed for the arrival and welcoming of the New Deputy Ambassador who arrived in the country today.
While we wait for an official press conference, Nigerians are asked to remain calm, with no cause for panic as all Nigerian bodies are on top of the matter.
Media houses are cautioned to seek guidance before helping to trend such news on Nigerians abroad.