Nigerian Embassy in Dakar - Nigeria has formally protested to Senegal over the attack by Nigerian citizens on its embassy in Dakar, during which cars were vandalised, office equipment and fittings destroyed and the national flag desecrated.
According to the online Nigerian newspaper Premium Times Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Fola Ashiru, who disclosed this in an interview, said a letter demanding information on the embassy attack by about three dozen Nigerians had been sent to the Senegalese authorities.
The minister expressed disappointment at the Senegalese police, whom he accused of failing to protect the embassy, even though they were alerted to the attack.
Mr. Ashiru said the police “did not arrive until the protesters had vandalised the embassy and beaten up the staff”.
No one has been arrested over the attack, which was triggered when the Nigerians were protesting the murder of a member of their community in Senegal, allegedly by his Senegalese business partner.
The minister said: 'We are awaiting responses from the Senegalese authorities before we can take a next line of action.”