Indonesia has executed three out of six Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official has said.
The three Nigerians were execute along with one Indonesian yesterday despite pleas from relatives and international bodies. The confirmation came just after midnight (Indonesian time) and took place despite heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Deputy Attorney-General for General Crimes Noor Rachmad said one local and three Nigerian drug convicts were executed by firing squad.
“The executions were for now conducted on four convicts on death row,” he said.
“This was done not in order to take lives but to stop evil intentions, and the evil act of drug trafficking.”
He did not say why 10 other drug convicts, who had been expected to face the firing squad, were not executed, although the island where the convicts were being put to death was hit by a major storm as the executions took place.