Dabiri-Erewa Calls For Calm In India Attacks




Abike Dabiri-Erewa
SA To President on Diaspora

  • ABUJA, March 29, 2017: Following mulple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns on
    their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to
    the President on Foreign Afairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm, be watchful of
    their surroundings.
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    Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the renewed Tuesday attacks on Nigerian
    students’ in India was uncalled for. While condemning the mob acon as unwarranted and deplorable,
    the SSA noted that the Indian authories currently have 5ve suspects in custody.
    Dabiri-Erewa noted that though the situaon was calm at the moment, the Indian government has a
    responsibility to protect Nigerian students in India going about their normal dues. She urged the Indian
    government to ensure that any alleged suspect should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
    She said the Chargé d’a/aires in India, Amb. Mrs Queen Worlu has promptly visited the scene of the
    incident and also visited the three paents in hospital. According to available reports, two of the vicms
    are two brothers, Precious and Endurance Amalawa and Chukwuma Igboamalu. Other reports have it
    that nine Nigerians were a&acked, all students of Noida Internaonal University in India.
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    “I have also spoken with Mr Charles Kennedy, President of the Students’ associaon in Greater Noida
    where the a&acks occurred. He said though a Kenyan girl who was working alone in the early hours of
    today was a&acked, more police patrol vehicles have been deployed to all areas.” He con5rmed that the
    situaon is calm and is pleased with the prompt acons of the Nigerian Chargé d’a/aires in India and the
    Indian government so far.
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    She noted the steps taken so far by India government which includes patrol of the area and immediate
    arrest of suspected culprits with more arrests likely. Dabiri-Erewa, however, prayed for the quick
    recovery of the three in the hospital in India.
    Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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