By John Ikani
Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Indonesia over the assault of a Nigerian diplomat by Immigration officials in the Asian country.
Revealing this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the decision to recall Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Asian country, Usman Ogar was not unconnected to the ugly assault incident.
According to him, Ogah’s recall will pave way for consultations, including a review of bilateral relations.
Onyeama stressed that the action of the immigration officers was a clear breach of the Vienna Convention, adding that it was “an act of egregious international delinquency.”
“The Nigerian government also requested that the Indonesian government take severe and appropriate sanction against the immigration officials that were involved in the act of brazen criminality,” he added.
Recall that a Nigerian Diplomatic official was seen to be assaulted by some Indonesians Immigration officials in a video that went viral on social media.
Onyema had earlier summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Usra Hendra Harahap, to express the displeasure over the development.
The Indonesian envoy reportedly tendered an apology over the incident and assured that authorities in his country would take steps to address the issue.