The Consul General of the Nigerian Embassy in China, Cyril Anozie, has accused Chinese officials of maltreating Nigerians over the COVID-19 disease pandemic in the Asian country.
A visibly angry Anozie, in a video making rounds online, complained about the seizure of the passports of Nigerian nationals in Guangzhou and the continued quarantine of Nigerians who have not travelled out the area for years.
According to Anozie, the seizure of the international passports of the Nigerians was an affront to Nigeria and tantamount to seizure of Nigeria as a country.
He further contended that the passports were property of the Nigerian government and China had no right to seize them.
Anozie, who was shown in one of the videos snatching the passports from the Chinese officials, is believed to have acted following reports that Chinese officials had been maltreating Nigerians, hoarding them out of their houses into quarantine, which continued even after they had tested negative to the COVID-19 virus.
Watch the video:
View this post on Instagram
Moment Consular-General of Nigeria in @Guangzhou, @China, @AnozieCyril, confronts Chinese officials over alleged maltreatment of Nigerians in China More details: ripplesnigeria.com #latestnews #latestnigerianews #latestupdate #news #newsupdates #nigeriagovernment #coronavirus #covid19 #china #humanityfirst #humanity #guangzhou #anoziecyril
- Lagos fixes June 19, 21 for mosques, churches to open - June 4, 2020
- Sanwo-Olu orders Lagos civil servants on level 13, 14 to resume work - June 4, 2020
- Obaseki loses another cabinet member - June 4, 2020