- The federal government has taken strong actions over the assault on a Nigerian diplomat by Indonesian immigration officials
- Foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama said the Nigerian ambassador to Indonesia has been recalled for consultations
- The minister also said beyond the apology offered by the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria, the immigration officials must be sanctioned
The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, August 10.
Onyeama also said the Nigerian ambassador to Indonesia has been recalled for further consultations and to give a detailed account of the assault.
Officials involved must be sanctioned
The foreign affairs ministry had earlier said the Indonesian ambassador to Nigeria had apologised and that the immigration officials involved had also visited the Nigerian Embassy in Indonesia to apologise to the diplomat.
However, Onyeama said the federal government wanted stronger action to be taken by the Indonesian government.
He reiterated that the officials involved in the act must be sanctioned.
Onyeama's position was also re-echoed in a statement signed by Esther Sunsuwa, the spokesperson of the foreign affairs ministry, and released shortly after the press briefing.
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