Delhi: Police step up security after mob attack on Nigerian students

Five people have been arrested in connection with attacks on African students in Greater Noida, sparking concern over their safety and prompting intervention by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who has promised immediate action.

However, the Nigerian students were released owing to the lack of evidence. Earlier this week police arrested four Indian men for allegedly assaulting and stripping a female Tanzanian student after dragging her out of a auto in Bangalore, India's information technology hub.

Police have arrested five people over the assault but are still looking for at least four others and have set up security checkpoints and increased patrols as part of the manhunt.

Police arrested five people for the racial attack, the report said.

After the two attacks, the police assured security arrangements but this morning, a 24-year-old Kenyan woman was pulled out of a cab and attacked when she was on her way home from work last night. "Even our college did not help", said a Nigerian national who was attacked. The death made the city's African students, diplomats and business owners' rally together demanding quick justice. But with the current spate of brutality escalating, the reality is that it is becoming increasingly unsafe for African students living in India.

The locals of Greater Noida had expressed their bewilderment over the rising number of Nigerian nationals in the residential areas.




The African students living in Greater Noida are subjected to face violence and are living in fear after two days the death of a youth in the area.

The Association of African Students in India (AASI) which is operated by Samuel T. Jack, the President of AASI, posted advisories for African students to stay indoors and later shared several pictures and video of the attack and injured victims.

After that, African ambassadors in New Delhi threatened to advise students from their countries to avoid universities in the capital for their own safety.

"In Greater Noida, they (locals) say that Africans "we don't want you to be here anymore".

The locals alleged that the boy had died after the Nigerians forced him to take drugs.

The bad publicity from that attack pushed India's foreign ministry to instruct the police to make sure they protected the city's African population.

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