01/06/2016 9:17 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST

Goans Are Not Happy With The Behaviour Of Nigerians, Says Laxmikant Parsekar

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 30: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar during 'Mint State competitiveness Award' on September 30, 2015 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images)

GOA -- At a time when reports of African nationals being attacked in the nation have stirred a row, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday courted controversy saying that people of the state are specifically not happy with the behaviour of Nigerians.

Parsekar told ANI, "People of Goa are not happy with Nigerians. Goans, in general, are complaining about these foreigners. We get people from all other countries, but in general, people of Goa are really annoyed with their behaviour, attitude."

In the recent past, incidents of African nationals being attacked in various parts of the nation have been reported and have instigated a huge debate over security issues.

External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday met a delegation of African students to address their grievances where she condemned the killing of a Congo student (Oliver) as 'heinous' and 'unacceptable', but denied the charges of racial attack.

Over a dozen African nationals were attacked in Rajpkhurd village of Chhatarpur, South Delhi last Wednesday night.

It is learnt that locals objected to the "free lifestyle" of these men and women who stayed in the area.

There were four attacks within a span of an hour, sources said, which hint the attacks may have been organised and pre-planned.

Four men and two women have been injured in the attacks and are admitted in hospital. The Delhi Police on Friday registered four FIRs in the case.

All four complainants, in their 30s, have been residing in Delhi for the past few years, police said.

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