Recently, the virtual world was shocked with videos of the persecution of Nigerian diplomats by immigration officials. In the video, the victim can be seen having difficulty breathing because his hands and head are being held by immigration officers. There are several facts behind the video of the persecution, including:
- Performed by immigration officers in Jakarta
The video uploaded on social media twitter shows a foreign man being molested by immigration officers in a car.
- The head of the immigration office acknowledged the incident
After the video was widely circulated on social media, the Head of South Jakarta Immigration admitted that the one in the video was an employee. Mujiono also admitted that there had been allegations of mistreatment of foreigners by a class 1 non-TPI South Jakarta immigration office employee.
- DKI Jakarta Kemenkumham also provides clarification
Ibnu Chuldun as the head of the regional office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights also spoke about the viral video of the persecution carried out by immigration officers. According to him, the incident began when Nigerian diplomats were arrogant and first beat immigration officers. Then, there was an incident like the one in the video that has been circulating widely.
- The P3S Director asks the government to thoroughly investigate the case
Jerry Massie as director of Political and Public Policy Studies encouraged the government to thoroughly investigate the case. Jerry also advised the government to apologize to Nigeria for the incident that had occurred. Not only that, Jerry also proposed the removal of the position of the Head of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in the DKI Jakarta area because he failed to maintain the good name of Indonesia.
- End of family/peace
Ibnu Chuldun clarified on the video that went viral that the incident began with a Nigerian diplomat who beat an officer first on his way to the immigration office. Therefore the officer held the hand and the head of the diplomat. As a result of this incident, the head of the South Jakarta immigration office led the mediation. And attended by the Nigerian ambassador to Indonesia and the Polda Metro Jaya Police.
- Summoning of the Nigerian ambassador in Indonesia
As a result of the video, the alleged abuse of Nigerian diplomats spread to bilateral relations between Indonesia and Nigeria. This was marked by a follow-up event, namely the summoning of the Nigerian ambassador to Indonesia.
- Response of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The incident, which went viral through a video on social media, prompted the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to hold a meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador and the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The outcome of the meeting was that the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs demanded that the immigration officials who perpetrated the mistreatment be punished.
- Nigerian Ambassador to Indonesia has been recalled
The persecution event had a long tail until Nigeria asked Usman Ogah as the Nigerian Ambassador to Indonesia to return home. According to the Nigerian government, the incident of persecution by the South Jakarta immigration officer was racist.
- Nigeria requests a review of bilateral relations with Indonesia
Due to the persecution carried out by South Jakarta immigration officers against a diplomat, Nigeria is taking serious steps. Not only asking the Nigerian Ambassador to Indonesia to return home, the Nigerian government will also review the bilateral relations with Indonesia.
The incident of persecution was very unfortunate by many people, because it directly affected Indonesia’s image in the international arena. Not only is the image bad, the bilateral relations between the two countries are in danger of breaking up. To overcome this problem, the Indonesian government must thoroughly investigate the incident of persecution, according to the recommendation of the Director of Political and Public Policy Studies.