Nigerian government summons Indonesian Ambassador over execution of 2 Nigerians

The Nigerian government has summoned Indonesia’s ambassador over the execution of two Nigerians by firing squad for drug trafficking, echoing protests from Brazil and the Netherlands which also each had one of their nationals executed.

The southeast Asian country executed six people very early on Monday, including one Indonesian and nationals from Nigeria, Malawi, Vietnam, the Netherlands and Brazil, the Jakarta government said.

Indonesia initially said two Nigerians were among those executed, and the Nigerian statement also spoke of two, but Jakarta later suggested only one Nigerian had been shot.
“The Federal Government has received with huge disappointment the tragic news of the execution by firing squad of two Nigerians,” foreign ministry spokesman, Ogbole Amedu Ode, said in a statement on Monday, naming both men.

“The executions were carried out despite persistent pleas for clemency … The Federal Government seizes this opportunity to express its sympathy and condolences to the families of the deceased.”
Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors on Sunday to protest over the planned executions. Neither country has the death penalty and both have spoken out against the practice.

Nigeria, which summoned Indonesia’s envoy on Sunday, does have the death penalty, although usually for more serious offences than drug trafficking.

Indonesia’s president, who signed off on the six executions last month, has pledged no clemency for drug offenders.

The southeast Asian country resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap.

Credit: Channels

...for where no law is, [there is] no transgression! Indonesia's zero tolerance to drug trafficking is known world-over, why risk your life?! Hardwork pays, Say NO to crime!


  1. medicine after death

  2. Isaac Afolabi Olulade20 January 2015 at 16:56

    Too late when d head is already off....


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