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Noida student attack: Mob hit us with rods, bricks and knives, say Nigerian nationals

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Spoke To The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister On Tuesday About The Alleged Attack On African Students In Noida After A Foreign Student Pleaded With Her For Swift Action, Saying Living In The Area Was Becoming A Life Threatening Issue.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Mar 2017, 04:37:43 PM
Nigerian nationals who were attacked by mob in Noida over death of Class 12th student (Image: ANI)

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Tuesday about the alleged attack on African students in Noida after a foreign student pleaded with her for swift action, saying living in the area was becoming a "life threatening" issue.

Swaraj said the central government was taking immediate action and that UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had assured her of a fair and impartial investigation into this "unfortunate" incident. So far five persons have been arrested in connection with the assault on Nigerian nationals in Noida.

"I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident (sic)," she said in a series of tweets.

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Responding to a tweet from a student who requested her to "act fast as living for us in Noida is becoming a life-threatening issue", she said that the central government was seized of the matter. "We are taking immediate action," she added.

The hospitalized Nigerians, however said that they don't know why were they attacked by mob?

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First Published : 28 Mar 2017, 11:19:00 AM

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