Nigerian government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has reacted after a video showed a Nigerian abducted and tortured in Pakistan.
The video posted by Nasoweseeamonline on Monday caused serious outrage on social media as people condemned the act while calling for the culprits to be brought to book.
The man was said to be a Nigerian, tied up and tortured as he cried out to a brother at large whom he claimed used him as collateral for drugs.
The unidentified man was said to have been filmed by a gang to force his colleague out of hiding to meet a financial obligation the duo had entered into with the merchants.
It was gathered that the victim was used as collateral in a Pakistan drug deal.
Speaking on the video, Gabriel Odu, a spokesperson of NIDCOM said that the commission had reached out to the appropriate authorities in Pakistan to address the issue.
“If they can track the location, address, persons involved, etc, they would revert to the commission. But now information about the event is sketchy. We will update appropriately,” Odu explained in a tweet.
In a statement, the commission said;
Our attention has been drawn to this disturbing video of a Nigerian brutally beaten up and threatened to be killed by a deadly Pakistani gang after his brother ripped off the gang.
We’re escalating to our mission in Islamabad, Pakistan for investigation.
We call on Nigeria Community in Pakistan to be calm as the Mission will investigate and revert.
The commission also urged Nigerians in Pakistan to be calm as the investigations commence.”
Watch the video below:
UNKNOWN LOCATION: Man begs his 'brother' to pay his captors, on or before the 10th of July or else he is dead