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The eight people who were executed in Indonesia. Top row from left (including two of the Bali Nine): Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, Nigerian Okwuduli Oyatanze and Nigerian Martin Anderson. Bottom row from left: Nigerians Raheem Agbaje Salami, Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Brazilian Rodrigo Gularte and Indonesian Zainal Abidin. Two others (not pictured) who were scheduled to be executed were given a temporary reprieve.

Nigeria’s non-reaction to the execution of Nigerians in Indonesia

Four Nigerians were executed in Indonesia for drug offences.

The execution was condemned by several countries and organisations like Amnesty International.

The Nigerian government did not utter a word.

Well, Goodluck Jonathan said nothing in public for two weeks after over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok. So no surprises there.

Buhahahari, the president-elect, had nothing to say on the matter either. You kinda expect him to have mixed feelings on the subject of drug dealing. In his first coming as a military dictator in the 1980s he killed three Nigerians by firing squad for drug offences. You wonder if he would applaud the Indonesians now.

Buhahahari has another reason to be quiet on the issue. The de facto leader of his party, Bobo Chicago Bola Tinubu, was accused of being a “bag man” for drug dealers in the US.

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