Manhandling of Diplomat: Indonesia formally Apologises to Nigeria


The Indonesian government has formally apologised to Nigeria over the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat in Indonesia.

It would be recall that a viral of video of Mr. Mohammed Buba, an accredited Nigerian diplomat, being rough-handled by Indonesian immigration officials, had surfaced online earlier, consequently Nigeria threatened to review its relationship with the country.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the incident on August 7th,” Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

“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.”

Faizasyah added that Indonesia has launched a formal investigation into the incident.

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