3 Nigerians Killed In Guinea Bissau Over Child Kidnap, Embassy Attacked
Oct 10, 2013 – 3 Nigerians Killed In Guinea Bissau Over Child Kidnap, Embassy Attacked
Three Nigerian citizens met their untimely death yesterday in the hand of some angry mob in Guinea Bissau after they were accused of child kidnap.
The angry mob attacked the Nigerians after a child reportedly went missing in Bissau.
The mob didn’t end the attack there, they later attacked the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau where a diplomat was killed and others severely injured.
“Death to Nigerians! Enough is enough, stop! The Nigerians must leave,” chanted the angry rioters.
According to Premium Times, Nigerian Federal Government has condemned the attack on the embassy.
This was stated by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, who briefed journalists at the end of Wednesday’s meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation.
Mr. Abati described the attack by armed personnel and militia as barbaric and inhuman.
Some armed personnel and militia had reportedly stormed the Nigerian Embassy in a commando styled and unleashed the mayhem.
He said President Goodluck Jonathan and members of the FEC deliberated on the incident, which has been condemned by different people. He also announced that the Nigerian Ambassador is set to meet with his Guinea Bissau counterpart to probe the attack.
“President has directed the Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau to commence full investigation in to the case and unravel reasons behind the attacks.
“When the incident happened, the Ambassador in Guinea Bissau waded in to the matter and protested to the authorities and said that it is unacceptable. You can be rest assured that this government is committed to the protection of the lives of Nigerians wherever they either within or in Diaspora,” Mr. Abati said.
The spokesman noted that the Nigeria government was responsive to the needs of its people and will do everything necessary to protect the interest of all Nigerians wherever they reside.
May their souls rest in peace.