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Nigeria Protests To Indonesian Govt Over Manhandling Of Nigerian Diplomat

Geoffrey Onyeama

The Nigerian Government has complained strongly to the Government of Indonesia, and the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, over the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomatic agent in that country.

In addition, the government of Nigeria has also summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria to explain the circumstance that led to such incidence.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a statement today, August 10 in Abuja, described the unfortunate incident as against international law and the Vienna Conventions governing Diplomatic and Consular Relations between States.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in receipt of a report and has seen a video in circulation regarding an unacceptable incident in Jakarta, Indonesia concerning the manhandling and arrest of a Nigerian Diplomatic Agent in front of his official quarters on 7 August 2021.

The statement said that the Indonesian Ambassador had already apologized to the government of Nigeria “unreservedly on behalf of the Government of Indonesia.”

The statement stressed that despite such apology, Nigerian Government had still sent an official protest to the Government of Indonesia.

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“The Ambassador of Nigeria to Indonesia has confirmed that the immigration officials involved had since come to the Nigerian Embassy to apologize to the Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.”

The Indonesian Envoy was scheduled to have met with the Minister later today, August 10.  Source:NAN

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