Nigerian students assault case: Incident deplorable, committed to ensure foreigners’ safety, says MEA

Four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light march for a teenager who had died on Saturday last week.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 28, 2017 6:33 pm
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The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday condemned the assault on Nigerian students at a Greater Noida mall even as five people were arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police in the case. The MEA issued a statement on Tuesday saying: “MJ Akbar spoke to the Acting High Commissioner of Nigeria, apprised him of steps being taken by local authorities for safety of Nigerian nationals,” adding that the incident is deplorable.

Four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light march for a teenager who had died on Saturday last week. Earlier in the day, UP ADG Law and Order Daljit Chaudhary was quoted as saying by ANI, “Police have arrested five persons. FIR registered and action will be taken accordingly.”

READ: Nigerian students attacked in Greater Noida: Five arrested, CM Yoginath assures impartial probe

As per the locals, they claimed the boy was forced to take drugs which was the reason for his death. Meanwhile, Dharmendra Singh, SSP Gautam Buddha Nagar said: “The protest had been taken out by residents of the area to demand the arrest of the five Nigerians for the death of the Class XII student. A section of those gathered in the area, however, attacked some Africans. We have video recordings of the entire protest and attack. Around five people who could be seen attacking them have been picked up. An FIR is being registered and we are identifying those behind the incident.”

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    Vedic.Brahmin
    Mar 28, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    Barath Mata should immediately severe all diplomatic relations with Nigeria and ban Nigerians from entering Bharat Mata.
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      DDCA
      Mar 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm
      Kick all Nigerians out of India. Let them go to stan or Afghanistan. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Now the Commies and intolerance brigade and anti-nationals will start howling in support of Nigerians.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Rajnath Singh should probably kill all Nigerians in India like he M MURDERED 20 Tamils in Andra Pradesh.
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        GA
        Mar 28, 2017 at 8:04 pm
        In as much as this case trivial, what evidence do they have to ascertain that these students are guilty. This barbaric act of these sect of Indians is uncalled for and I think this is an act of racism and nothing else.
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          dharma
          Mar 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm
          By the great logic and standard of our spiritual and political leader adityanath about 40 indians should be beaten up in Nigeria.lt;br/gt;Weep India Weep.
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