FG Probes Attack On Nigerian Embassy In Guinea Bissau

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Akin Akande, Abuja

The Federal Government on Wednesday said it would leave no stone unturned to investigate Tuesday’s attack on the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau, which led to the death of one Nigerian.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, told journalists that the issue was tabled at the meeting while the President directed the Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea Bissau to commence full investigation in to the case.

“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,” he said.

“You can be rest assured that this government is committed to the protection of the lives of Nigerians wherever they are either within or in the Diaspora,” Abati added.

The reason for the action is not yet known, but it is happening just as Guinea Bissau is preparing for its general elections slated for next month.

Guinea-Bissau currently has an Interim President, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, who emerged in May 2012 to head a transitional government following the sacking of the country’s democratically elected government by a military coup.