Some Nigerians in Indonesia had on Thursday attacked the Nigerian Embassy in Jakarta over alleged discrimination and infringement of their rights by Indonesian immigration officials.
In a video circulating online, the placard-carrying protesters were heard chanting, “Nigeria is not helping us in this country. We don’t have an Embassy. We no go ‘gree.”
Some of them were seen vandalising a white bus on the premises of the Embassy building while others broke the windows and doors of the building.
The angry mob also brought down the Nigerian flag and shred it after dragging it for some minutes.
Happening now Nigeria embassy in Jakarta Indonesia is under attack this morning 25/6/2020 saying that the name Nigeria has brought disgrace to them as a people and other nationality laugh at them and when ever something happens to them no government to defend them pic.twitter.com/k3FQviyHY1
— Victormunachi (@Victor35517418) June 25, 2020
Reacting on his Twitter page, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, condemned the Thursday attack, and described it as a “disgraceful criminal behaviour by Nigerian hooligans.”
Onyeama vowed that those involved in the destruction of the country’s properties would be caught 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.”
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) June 25, 2020
The attack is caming barely a week after some persons vandalised a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.