Nigeria requests stronger action over assault on Diplomat ,vows to Review Relationship With Indonesia

The Federal Government has has said it will review its relationship with Indonesia failure to bring the Indonesian immigration officials that assaulted a Nigerian diplomat to justice.

Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffry Onyeama,said Nigeria’s government has also summoned its ambassador to Indonesia to give a detailed account of the assault that sparked outrage after a video of it went viral on social media.

He said Federal Government has decided to recall Nigerian ambassador in Jakarta in Indonesia to have full consultations at the highest level and decide what next steps to take including a review of relations with Indonesia.

According to the minister,there was absolutely no justification whatsoever for this kind of behaviour against not only a Nigerian diplomat but any Nigerian at all saying it was totally unacceptable.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry had said the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria has apologised and that the immigration officials involved had also visited the Nigerian Embassy in Indonesia to apologise to the diplomat,but the minister said that the Federal Government wanted stronger action to be taken by the Indonesian Government.

“The officials must be sanctioned, he said, adding that Indonesia’s failure to do so will have consequences for the relationship between both countries”

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