Nigeria recalls ambassador to Indonesia


Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Indonesia over the ill-treatment meted out to its diplomat by immigration officials.

This was made known by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama at a news conference in Abuja.

Onyema made the disclosure after the ministry got further and comprehensive briefing from the Nigerian ambassador on Monday evening.

The minister explained that the ambassador is being recalled for further consultations at the highest level which will include a review of Nigeria’s relations with Indonesia.

He also revealed that Nigeria has demanded severe sanctions against the Indonesian immigration officials responsible for the brazen assault.

The whole issue started during the weekend when a viral video showed a Nigerian diplomat being manhandled by Indonesian immigration officials, inside a car.

The ministry summoned the Indonesian ambassador in Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, who tendered an apology on behalf of the country.


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