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Following videos and reports online that Nigerians in China were being harassed by Chinese officials, the Federal Government has summoned the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjan.

This was disclosed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Onyema, in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.

According to Onyema, he urged the ambassador to speak with Chinese authorities to intervene on the matter.

The minister tweeted: “Invited the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Zhou Pingjian to communicate @NigeriaGov’s extreme concern at allegations of maltreatment of Nigerians in Guangzhou, #China and called for immediate Chinese Govt. intervention. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19 @DigiCommsNG @NigeriaMFA.”

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Videos have been making rounds online showing the Consul General of the Nigerian Embassy in China, Cyril Anozie, confronting Chinese officials over alleged maltreatment of Nigerian nationals.

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