Sushma to make statement over Nigerian students’ attacks

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New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is set to make a statement in Parliament next week on the attacks on Nigerian students in Greater Noida, a top official announced on Friday.

“The incident of attacks on the African students are unfortunate. Sushma Swaraj spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The matter is being probed,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said in Lok Sabha.

Kumar’s remarks came after Congress member Rajeev Satav raised the issue during the Zero Hour.

Kumar added: “The matter will be probed impartially and all necessary action will be taken against the guilty. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has assured us. On April 5, Sushma Swaraj will make a statement over the issue in the house.”

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The attack on the Nigerian students took place on Monday night in Greater Noida, following protests over the death of a Class 12 student of a residential colony there due to drug overdose.

Some people who were holding a candle-light vigil for the student attacked the Nigerians suspecting them of drug running.

Five people were arrested for the attacks.

–IANS

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