Nigerians protesting in Indian over the death of a colleague

Nigerians and other African nationals numbering about 200 blocked the National Highway 17 on the outskirts of Goa capital in India yesterday in protest of the death of a yet-to-be identified Nigerian. According to reports, the incident happened when a gang descended at Parra (where many Nigerians stay) in four and two wheeler vehicles and attacked a group of Nigerians with weapons. Some of the Nigerians were on bikes when they were attacked. One was hit with a dagger severally that he died at the spot while five others were injured in the attack before the assailants fled from the scene.

Other Nigerians, who rushed to the spot on hearing about the ghastly murder, refused the police to take the body for post mortem demanding that the assailants be arrested first.
"The body was being taken to the Goa Medical College morgue in an ambulance when a mob of Africans stopped it and pulled the corpse out at Porvorim," a police official said.

After removing the body from the van, the protesters dropped the corpse on the road demanding justice to be done and this led to huge traffic jam on the outskirts of the Goa capital. Meanwhile, as the situation turned volatile, two companies of police personnel were rushed to the spot and some of the protesters were arrested.

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