Nigerians attack: Police held five accused, Sushma promises action

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New Delhi : In another racial attack, four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light march for a 17-year-old boy who had died on Saturday in Noida.

However, five people have been arrested by the police in UP after an attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida.

FIR has been registered in the case. The locals alleged that the boy had died after the Nigerians forced him to take drugs.

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.”


Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also took cognizance of the matter and spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Swaraj, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, said that Yogi Adityanath has assured her of a fair and impartial trial and that an immediate action will be taken.