Two Nigerians are among 15 convicts to be executed in Jakarta, Indonesia, for trafficking in drugs. This is coming barely a year after six Nigerians were also put to death in the Asian country where drug trafficking carries the capital punishment.
The Central Java Police spokesman, Liliek Darmanto, confirmed that authorities were preparing a new round of executions, explaining that on the death row are also one Pakistani, five Indonesians, one woman and four men, are also scheduled for the execution.
Darmanto said no date for the execution had been set, but that 150 police shooters had been appointed to carry out the task.
“They have practiced for days, so that the execution can be conducted any time. Under Indonesian law, each convict would face a squad of 10 shooters.”
Despite the fact Indonesian and most Asian countries still uphold the death sentence for drug trafficking, many Nigerian traffickers still smuggle drugs into that country.