The Joint Secretary in-charge of the West Africa Division in the MEA’s Western Africa Division spoke to the Nigerian High Commissioner, assuring him that India and Nigeria had excellent relations and that all issues would be “addressed in a cooperative manner in line with our friendly ties”.
The MEA was also in touch with the Government of Goa. It was informed that the authorities in Goa were investigating the matter. A report would be sent to the MEA soon. India’s Acting Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria was also in touch with the Nigerian Foreign Office and has updated them on the situation, the sources said.