THE Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, over the detention of some Nigerian students in Istanbul by the Turkish police.

THE Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, over the detention of some Nigerian students in Istanbul by the Turkish police.

THE Nigerian government has summoned the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Hakan Cakil, over the detention of some Nigerian students in Istanbul by the Turkish police.

The Turkish government was said to have allegedly ordered the arrest of 50 Nigerians out of which  some have been deported, while others were put  behind bars.

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on his twitter handle wrote:“Turkish Amb. H. Cakil Summoned: Nigerian Students Release Demanded.”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sola Enikanolaiye said the Nigerian government expected a reasonable explanation from Cakil regarding the poor treatment of the students and directed the envoy to ensure their release without delay.

Enikanolaiye stated that a Nigerian official in Ankara, Turkey had been directed to meet the Turkish government over the issue, stressing that the students must be released immediately.

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