Ill-treatment at Lome: Hold FG responsible for our humiliation, say Nigerians

December 20, 2021
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Some Nigerians have taken to social media to criticize the Federal Government for failing to stem the attacks on Nigerians living abroad.

This is coming after a viral video was released at the weekend showing maltreatment of Nigerians coming from America on Ethiopian Airlines transiting through Eyadema Airport, Togo on the 18th of Dec.

A Facebook user, Folami Akinlade said, “Our government is the cause of our humiliation. What stops Ethiopian Airlines flying straight to Lagos. Why are we allowing our small neighbours to continue to harass our citizens? This is not acceptable.

Another user, Kemi Erinle said the failure of the federal government to address previous attacks of Nigerians in South Africa was responsible for the incessant attacks on Nigerians abroad.

Meanwhile, the Embassy of Nigeria in Lome, Togo, has registered its displeasure with the host country over the incident.

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In a statement on Sunday, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Togo Debo Adesina stated that through concerted efforts by the mission in its engagement with relevant Togolese officials, the matter is being addressed.

When the incident occurred, the ambassador and his officials were at the airport on Saturday and took up the matter until it was resolved and all the passengers were successfully evacuated on two flights.

It was learnt that both the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, Geofrey Onyeama and Adesina immediately moved in on Saturday after getting wind of the incident where some of the Nigerian passengers were shown being assaulted by airport security operatives.

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