FG Summons Indian High Commissioner over Attack on Nigerian Students

The Federal Government on Wednesday asked Indian Government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacks of Nigerian students in an Indian university.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Olushola Enikanolaiye, made the call in Abuja at a meeting on the issue with the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nagabushana Reddy.
4 Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light march for a 17-year-old Indian boy, who died of suspected drug overdose. It was alleged that Nigerians masterminded the death of the boy.
Enikanolaiye said the call for the prosecution of culprits was necessary to serve as a deterrent to others and to forestall future occurrences. He said that the High Commissioner was invited to register the FG’s concern over the incident.
Enikanolaye said that contrary to the report that Nigerians masterminded the boy’s death, the boy who was said to be on drugs and must have had an overdose of it which might have led to his death in a hospital.
He expressed concern that the incident was not the first of its kind as Nigerians had been attacked in the past by Indians. “This is not the first time this would happened; Nigerians have suffered similar attack in the past; so, what we will like to see on this occasion is that the perpetrator should be arrested.
And we want to see diligent prosecution so that it would serve as a deterrent to those who think they can take laws into their hands and harass students who are going about their studies.”

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