ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s presidency on Wednesday cautioned its citizens in India to remain vigilant, in the wake of attacks on Monday against Nigerians.
Police arrested five people for beating up Nigerian students in a Delhi suburb, the latest attack on Africans in the country. The attack followed a protest over the death of a 19-year-old student with the mob accusing the Nigerian community of supplying drugs to the pupil, media reported.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the presidency’s assistant for foreign affairs and diaspora, said in a statement that Nigerians in India should remain calm but careful of their surroundings.
In a statement, she described the mob action as deplorable and commended Indian authorities for their prompt action.
Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Julia Glover