23 Nigerians On Death Row In Saudi Arabia, Could Increase If Buhari Doesn’t Intervene – Amb. Yunusa

Pic.47. President Muhammadu Buhari (M) introduces Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Oyeama to the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria, Adnan Bin Mahmoud Bin Muhammad, after the latter presented his Letter of Credence at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday (18/10/18).  05112/18/10/2018/Ibrahim Sumaila/BJO/NAN

The Consulate General of Nigeria in Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Muhammad Yunusa has stated that twenty-three Nigerians are on the death row in Saudi Arabia and they may be beheaded any time from now.

According to a report by the nation,11 other Nigerians are already serving various jail terms for drug trafficking in the Kingdom.

However, unless President Muhammadu Buhari intervenes, the death toll could be higher.

According to reports, the “late” response of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to memo from the Nigerian Consul-General, Amb. Yunusa is believed to have contributed to the execution of a Nigerian woman, Kudirat Adeshola Afolabi about two weeks ago.

The Consul-General reportedly wrote twice to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Geoffrey Onyeama, on December 3, 2018 and February 6, 2019, raising the alarm over the plight of Nigerians in Saudi Arabia.

He said the nation should endeavour to use it’s diplomatic bond with Saudi Arabia to seek pardon for all the Nigerians condemned to death and those serving jail terms.

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