The House of Representatives yesterday said Turkish authorities should apologise for their ongoing crackdown on Nigerians studying in tertiary institutions in Turkey.
The House further urged the Federal Government to explore all diplomatic means to rescue the students and resolve the issue.
The lawmakers said Nigeria has had enough of Turkey’s victimisation of her citizens and warned that the Middle East country risks indiscriminate arrest of her citizens in Nigeria as a retaliation for the ‘unjustifiable assault’ on Nigerians.
Solomon Maren, a lawmaker from Plateau State raised the motion under matters of urgent national importance shortly after the House resumed plenary yesterday afternoon.
According to him, Nigerian students in colleges across Turkey have cried out in recent months that they’re being unfairly targeted by the police and other security agencies in Istanbul, Ankara and other major cities in that country.
The aggression followed the ill-fated coup d’etat in the country on July 15, 2016.