Armed police officers have been deployed to maintain order at Suame Magazine as some rampaging retailers insist they will evict all Nigerians who are still engaging in retail trade in the area.

The mob went around to forcefully order the closure of the shops operated by Nigerian traders.

The mob also allegedly ransacked two shops belonging to Nigerians and destroyed some items in the process.

A number of Nigerian traders left Suame Magazine on Tuesday after over 50 of their shops were closed down for engaging in retail trade contrary to Ghanaian laws.

The Nigerians had returned to business following assurances by the Ashanti Regional Police Command after it held meetings with their leadership on Tuesday.

Although executives of the Nigerian traders had directed their people to return to their business sites, majority of the shops remained closed.

The rampaging locals burnt lorry tyres and tied red bands as they moved violently to stop the Nigerians from opening their shops.

Chairman of the spare parts dealers Association at the market, Godfred Adu later addressed the youth and asked them to remain calm.

The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the Nigerian Union Traders Association, Kizito Obiora Ukechuku earlier spoke to Citi News and indicated his people were returning to business.