Barely one week after a building in the Nigerian embassy in Ghana was demolished, some Nigerians protesting alleged discrimination and violation of their human rights by Indonesian immigration officials, stormed the country’s embassy in Jakarta and vandalised some properties belonging to the Nigerian government.
Some persons believed to be Nigerians were spotted in a video clip carrying placards with various inscriptions.
They were heard chanting “Nigeria is not helping us in this country. We don’t have an Embassy. We no go ‘gree.”
Recall that a 41-year-old Nigerian fell from a nine-storey building while trying to escape from Indonesian immigration officers.
The incident, however, sparked protest amongst Nigerians, leading to the destruction and vandalisation of the country’s properties in the embassy.
But in his reaction on Twitter, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the act, saying those involved in the destruction of the country’s properties would be apprehended and dealt with.
He tweeted, “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.”