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Administration Will Ensure Incidents Like Attacks On Nigerians Aren't Repeated, Says Swaraj

'The administration is on alert'.

30/03/2017 5:20 PM IST | Updated 30/03/2017 5:30 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it is not apt to comment till there is result of investigation into the attack on Nigerians matter, adding that the administration is on alert to ensure such incidents don't repeat.

Swaraj said after Janata Dal (United) member Sharad Yadav raised the matter in Rajya Sabha.

Swaraj had earlier sought report from the Uttar Pradesh Government over the attack on four Nigerian students, who sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by a group of local residents in Greater Noida's Pari Chowk area.

"I have asked for a report from Government of Uttar Pradesh about the reported attack on African students in Noida," tweeted Swaraj.

The incident comes as locals protested following the death of a Class 12 student in Greater Noida's NSG Black Cats Enclave due to suspected drug overdose and five Nigerian students living in the neighbourhood were booked - and later detained - in connection with the case.

The students were later released for lack of evidence.

Over 100 locals held a protest at the busy junction demanding that all Africans living in residential colonies in Greater Noida be asked to vacate their rented houses immediately.

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