August 10, 2021

FG summons Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria over alleged assault on Nigerian diplomatic agent

Geoffrey Jideofor Kwusike Onyeama

By David Royal

The Federal Government on Tuesday summoned Usra Harahap, the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, over the alleged assault on a Nigerian diplomatic agent in Jarkarta, Indonesia.

The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who revealed this in a statement said the incident is against international law and the Vienna Conventions governing diplomatic and consular relations between states.

Onyeama said “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is in receipt of a report and has seen a 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.

“The Nigerian Government has complained strongly to the Government of Indonesia, and the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria was summoned by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

“The Ambassador explained what he understood happened and apologized unreservedly on behalf of the Government of Indonesia.

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“The Nigerian Government has sent an official protest to the Government of Indonesia.

The Ambassador of Nigeria to Indonesia has confirmed that the immigration officials involved had since come to the Nigerian Embassy to apologize to the Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.

Below is the video: