Protesters vandalise Nigerian embassy in Indonesia, Onyeama reacts

Protesters vandalise Nigerian embassy in Indonesia, Onyeama reacts

- The Nigerian embassy in Indonesia has been vandalised by some protesters

- The protesters are Nigerian citizens who accused the embassy of not coming to their rescue as Indonesian immigration officials reportedly infringed on their rights

- Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama has reacted saying the perpetrators of the destructive act will be fished out and punished

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The Nigerian flag was shredded, dragged and properties were vandalised as the protest rocked the country's embassy in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta.

According to a report filed by Sahara Reporters, some Nigerian citizens who were protesting their alleged maltreatment by Indonesia's immigration officials were behind the attack.

The Nigerian citizens who said their fundamental human rights were being infringed upon by Indonesian immigration officials accused the embassy of not coming to their rescue.

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Protesters vandalise Nigerian embassy in Indonesia, Onyeama reacts

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's foreign affairs minister. Photo credit: Geoffrey Onyeama
Source: Twitter

The newspaper reports that footage of the protest that appears on social media indicates the protesters were chanting: “Nigeria is not helping us in this country. We don’t have an Embassy. We no go ‘gree.”

While some of the protesters reportedly broke the windows and doors of the Embassy building, others vandalised a vehicle on the premises.

Reacting to the incident on Twitter, Nigeria's foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the protest which he described as "absolutely deplorable and disgraceful".

He said the perpetrators of the destructive act will be fished out and punished

“Absolutely deplorable and disgraceful criminal behaviour by Nigerian hooligans who without justification attacked the Nigerian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia today.

“Every effort will be made to identify them and see they are severely punished. Totally unacceptable behaviour," the minister tweeted.

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Meanwhile, as Nigerians continue to seethe over the demolition of a building in the country's high commission building in Accra, the capital of Ghana, authorities in the West African country said two persons connected to the sad incident have been arrested and charged accordingly.

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The suspects are being charged with conspiracy to commit crime, namely: unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage contrary to the Criminal and other Offences Act 1960.

This was disclosed in a press release from the Criminal Investigation Department in that country.

The suspects were arrested on Monday, June 22 and will be arraigned before a court of law.

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