A Nigerian woman and three others have been executed in Saudi Araba
for illegal drug trafficking, bringing the quantity of Nigerians executed in the kingdom over the most recent three years to eight.
Then, the Nigerian government, yesterday, denounced the execution of the lady, portraying her killing as regrettable, unfortunate and tragic and begged the experts of Saudi Arabia to guarantee that guiltless individuals don't endure in drug offenses preliminary in the nation.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who spoke, added that no fewer than 20 Nigerians have been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia over drug related offences.
Briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, she described as disgraceful and embarrassing, the conduct of five Nigerians who were caught raiding Bureaux de Change in United Arab Emirates, UAE. She advised travellers, especially those boarding Egypt and Ethiopian airlines to always be watchful with their luggage, noting that some airline operators in some cases conspire with drug barons to insert drugs in their bags without the travellers’ knowledge.