CAN 2008: Ghana Police assures Nigerian fans of safety

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CAN 2008: Ghana Police assures Nigerian fans of safety

The Ghana police have made adequate preparation to secure lives and properties before, during and after Sunday’s Africa nations cup quarter-final match between Nigeria and host Ghana here.

Ghana Inspector General of Police, Mr. Patrick Acheampong, told PANA here Saturday his force would provide enough security personal to en sure peace and tranquility Sunday and the remaining matches in the tournament. “We are ready to provide adequate security and ensure that the remaining games are not interrupted by any form of violence,” Mr. Acheampong said. “We want Nigerian fans to feel at home in Ghana. We are not at war with them o r with any other nation in this tournament. It is all about African unity which G hana is promoting and we want every other nation to emulate us,” he said.

Mr. Acheampong urged Nigerian fans to come out in their large numbers to che er their team before, during and after the match and should not be mindful of wh a t the outcome of the match would be. He also advised the fans not to come to the stadium with fire crackers because everybody coming to the arena would be searched and all items that could resort to violent conduct of fans seized.

Nigerians resident in major cities in Ghana have expressed fears of reprisals should the Super Eagles eliminate the Black stars.

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