Nigerians protest in Indonesia, attack country’s embassy

The Nigerian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting over the death of one them.

The man whose name was not disclosed jumped out of his high rise building window when Indonesian Immigration knocked on his door over his expired papers and illegal stay.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama on his Twitter handle described the attack as “Absolutely deplorable and disgraceful criminal behaviour by Nigerian hooligans who without justification attacked the Nigerian Embassy in Jakarta”

Onyeama added that every effort will be made to identify them and ensure that they are severely punished over the totally unacceptable behaviour.

Commenting on the attack, while responding to questions on Channels TV, the chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,  Abike Dabiri-Erewa said the viral video of the attack was a surprise

According to her, perhaps there had been complaints but they were only being channelled to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“Maybe they’ve had issues with the mission and were talking to the minister, I don’t know, but all I know is, in Indonesia, we have quite a number of people in prison for drugs”.

For the NIDCOM boss, the only issue that she was aware of was the negotiations for persons ( Nigerians) caught in drug-related offences not to be given capital punishment, as stipulated by the Indonesian government.

“In Indonesia, the penalty for drugs is death. So that’s the case we are dealing with…appealing to them not to kill them but they said that is their law but (asides that) there hasn’t been any particular contact with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission about problems in Indonesia.

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