We wish to inform the general public especially Nigerians in the United States of America and environs that the attention of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Washington, D.C. has been drawn to the media news and the unfortunate involvement of her 77 nationals in the massive internet fraud in the US and to inform the Federal Government of Nigeria condemns such criminal acts in all ramifications.

The Embassy wishes to reaffirm that Nigerians are generally law abiding and hardworking people where ever they are found, including the US. This criminality acts by few does not represent the good intentions of majority of nationals doing well in different spheres of lives in the US.

The Embassy wishes to reiterate her willingness to cooperate with the Government of the US in accordance with the laid down Universal human rights and due legal processes, in the interest of our nationals.

The Embassy therefore appeals to her citizens in the US to remain calm and continue to observe the laws of the host country at all times.

M. U. Suleiman
For: Ambassador