Indonesia formally apologises to Nigeria over assault on diplomat
The Indonesian government has formally apologised to the Federal Government of Nigeria over the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat in the South-East Asia country.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that the Federal Government had summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria over the assault video which went viral over the weekend.
In the viral video, two Indonesian Immigration officers were seen manhandling an accredited Nigerian diplomat, Mohammed Buba. While two of the officials held his hands and pinned him down in the backseat, another freely assaulted his unprotected head as he cried out in pain.
Reacting to the assault, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, recalled Nigeria’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Usman Ogar and also threatened that Nigeria would review its relationship with the country
Apologising on behalf of his country, the spokesperson of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Teuku Faizasyah, said:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the incident on August 7th. This is an isolated incident, and is in no way related to the commitment of the Indonesian government in carrying out its obligations as host country or in accordance with the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.”
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