Three Nigerian men – Humphrey Jefferson (Ejike Eleweke), Seck Osmane, andMichael Titus Igweh, were killed by firing squad at 12.45am on Friday (Indonesia time). Authorities carried out four of the 14 planned executions of convicted drug offenders in the early hours of Friday morning in the middle of heavy downpours. Indonesia’s Deputy Attorney General Noor Rachamd said all three Nigerians were killed including a fourth Indonesian man, Freddie Budiman.
"The executions were for now conducted on four convicts on death row. This is not a fun job. For us, this is really a sad job because it involves people’s lives. This was done not in order to take lives but to stop evil intentions, and the evil act of drug trafficking,” he said.
A total of six Nigerian men were to be executed today. But it is not clear why the execution of the other ten prisoners who had been expected to face the firing squad, did not proceed.