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Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacts to the viral video of a Nigerian diplomat being assaulted in Indonesia

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reacted to the assault of a Nigerian diplomat by immigration officials in Jakarta Indonesia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reacted to the assault of a Nigerian diplomat by immigration officials in Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to reports, the victim, whose name was not mentioned, was manhandled and arrested by immigration officials on Saturday, August 7, 2021, in front of his official quarters in the Asian country.

In a statement on Monday, August 9, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said: “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 August 7, 2021.

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In a statement on Monday, August 9, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said: “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 August 7, 2021.

The Nigerian Government has complained strongly to the Government of Indonesia and the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria was summoned by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Ambassador explained what he understood happened and apologized unreservedly on behalf of the Government of Indonesia. The Nigeria Government has sent an official protest to the Government of Indonesia.

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

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