Dabiri-Erewa Calls For Calm In India Attacks
ABUJA, March 29, 2017: Following mulple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns ontheir safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant tothe President on Foreign Afairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm, be watchful oftheir surroundings.Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday that the renewed Tuesday attacks on Nigerianstudents’ in India was uncalled for. While condemning the mob acon as unwarranted and deplorable,the SSA noted that the Indian authories currently have 5ve suspects in custody.Dabiri-Erewa noted that though the situaon was calm at the moment, the Indian government has aresponsibility to protect Nigerian students in India going about their normal dues. She urged the Indiangovernment 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 theincident and also visited the three paents in hospital. According to available reports, two of the vicmsare two brothers, Precious and Endurance Amalawa and Chukwuma Igboamalu. Other reports have itthat nine Nigerians were a&acked, all students of Noida Internaonal University in India.“I have also spoken with Mr Charles Kennedy, President of the Students’ associaon in Greater Noidawhere the a&acks occurred. He said though a Kenyan girl who was working alone in the early hours oftoday was a&acked, more police patrol vehicles have been deployed to all areas.” He con5rmed that thesituaon is calm and is pleased with the prompt acons of the Nigerian Chargé d’a/aires in India and theIndian government so far.She noted the steps taken so far by India government which includes patrol of the area and immediatearrest of suspected culprits with more arrests likely. Dabiri-Erewa, however, prayed for the quickrecovery of the three in the hospital in India.Signed.Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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