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FG petitions Indonesia over manhandling of Nigerian diplomat - ITREALMS

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The Federal Government has formally petitioned the Indonesian government over the manhandling of Nigerian diplomat by some of its immigration officers, reports ITREALMS.
FG in a press statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and made available to 
ITREALMS, said they were in position of video making a round of the despicable action of overzealous Indonesian Immigration officials.
According to official of Foreign Affairs Ministry, the said 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.

Nigeria also pointed out in the petition that the incident is against international law and the Vienna Conventions governing Diplomatic and Consular Relations between states.

In addition, Ministry source said they have complained strongly to the Government of Indonesia, and the Indonesian Ambassador has since been summoned by Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama.

“The Ambassador explained what he understood happened and apologised unreservedly on behalf of the Government of Indonesia,” he said.

ITREALMS gathered that FG has sent an official protest to the Government of Indonesia.

Further, FG confirmed said the the immigration officials involved had since come to the Nigerian Embassy to apologise to the Nigerian Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.

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