Indonesia has formally apologised over the manhandling of a Nigerian diplomat in the South-East Asia country.
Recall that a viral video of Mr. Mohammed Buba, an accredited Nigerian diplomat, being rough-handled by Indonesian immigration officials, had surfaced online earlier, prompting Nigeria to threaten to review its relationship with the country.
In the video, at least three men were seen in a vehicle assaulting Mr. Buba, ignoring his screams of pain, as two of the men held his hands and pinned him down in the backseat, while another freely assaulted his unprotected head as he cried out in pain.
Reacting to this incident on Monday, the Nigeria government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the incident, stating that the assault is against the international law and the Vienna Conventions governing Diplomatic and Consular Relations between states.
Furthermore, the Nigeria government threatened to review its relationship with the country.
However, reacting to the Nigeria’s Government threat, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Teuku Faizasyah, apologized formally as seen by the Associated Press on Thursday, stating that:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs regrets the incident on August 7th,
“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.”