In the video, two Indonesian Immigration officers could be seen manhandling an accredited Nigerian diplomat, Mohammed Buba
Ibrahim assaulted by Indonesian operatives
A formal apology has been tendered by the government of Indonesia after its officials assaulted a Nigerian diplomat.
Recall that the video of the incident had gone viral.
In the video, two Indonesian Immigration officers could be seen manhandling an accredited Nigerian diplomat, Mohammed Buba. While two of the officials held his hands and pinned him down in the backseat, another freely assaulted his unprotected head as he cried out in pain.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, while reacting to the development, demanded an unreserved apology for the Indonesian government and also threatened that Nigeria would review its relationship with the country. The Federal government also announced the recall of the Nigerian Ambassador to Indonesia.
Apologising on behalf of his country, the spokesperson of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, Teuku Faizasyah, said
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the incident on August 7th. This is an isolated incident, and is in no way related to the commitment of the Indonesian government in carrying out its obligations as host country or in accordance with the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.”