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Ambulances, some of them carrying coffins, arrived at Nusakambangan prison island earlier in the day

Indonesia executes 3 Nigerian drug convicts

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Indonesia has executed some of the 14 people on death row for drugs crimes, Indonesian media say.

The government has not confirmed which of the prisoners have been put to death – however, an official quoted by the AFP news agency said they were three Nigerians and an Indonesian.

They were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time.

Indonesia has faced intense criticism internationally for resuming executions.

Fourteen, mostly foreign, drug convicts were executed last year to widespread condemnation.

This, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo, took place at Nusakambangan prison island.

“[The execution] was at 00:45,” an unnamed source was as quoted by Indonesia’s Antara news agency.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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  1. I just want to say RIP bro’s in the struggle.It’s never their fault,wolai!The poverty is too much down here & the blame must be on the so called leaders.A country like Nigeria,so blessed with everything cannot take care of their own citizen.In as much as drug trafficking is bad,but believe if this young men have a future in Nigeria they won’t hv gone that road.

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