Assaults: Usra Hendra Harahap, Indonesian Ambassador has been called By Nigeria FG for questioning.

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The Nigeria’s Federal Government has summoned the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, over the manhandling and arrest, assault of a Nigerian Diplomatic Agent in Jakarta.

In a video that has gone viral showed some Indonesian who are believed to be security officers manhandling the Nigeria while in a moving vehicle.

The Nigeria was heard shouting in the vehicle as he was held down by some officials with one of them hitting his head.

In a statement given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday while expressing the exasperation of Nigerian government over the treatment shown that Indonesian Ambassador was invited and he has subsequently apologized.

The statement read thus: “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.”

The Ministry said the unfortunate incident was against International law and the Vienna Conventions Governing Diplomatic and Consular Relations between States.

According to the statement, the Nigerian Government has complained to the Government of Indonesia, and the Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria was summoned by the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

The statement further describes that the 61-year-old August born, Indonesian Ambassador has explained what he understood happened and had tendered an unreserved apology on behalf of his government.

However, Nigeria has sent office parrot-fashion to the Government of Indonesia even as the Ambassador of Nigeria to Indonesia has confirmed that the immigration officials involved in the manhandling and arrest had since come to the Nigerian Embassy to apologize to the Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.

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