Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reacted to the malhandling and arrest of its diplomatic agent in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The incident happened in front of his official quarters.
The Consulate was reportedly tortured and humiliated on Saturday, August 7 and was released after paying a ransom.
Social media has been abuzz with clips from the incident.
In a statement on Monday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry 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.
“This unfortunate incident is against international law and the Vienna Conventions governing Diplomatic and Consular Relations between States.
“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. The Nigeria Government has sent an official protest to the Government of Indonesia.
“The Ambassador of Nigeria has confirmed that the immigration officials involved had since come to the Nigerian Embassy to apologize to the Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.”