The Federal government has announced that it has facilitated the release of 39 Nigerians detained in Ghana for illegally entering the country.
The Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission disclosed this on its official twitter handle.
The Statement said that Nigerian Citizens were arrested at Aflao border as they attempted to enter the country illegally.
The statement further said that the Nigeria Consular Team was dispatched by the high commission to intervene immediately . On getting there, they met with about 30 more Nigerians who were arrested for trying to enter through illegal routes due to the border closure.
The consular team however appealed to them not to prosecute them but allow the ease evacuation of stranded Nigerians
The statement disclosed that the citizens would be brought back to Nigeria after taking the covid-19 test in line with NCDC protocols. .
Ghana Immigration officers report that 11of those arrested escaped.