Nigerian students take to streets after 5 booked in death of youth by drug overdose
Hundreds of Nigerian students held a protest in Greater Noida on Sunday demanding justice against the racist behaviour exhibited by locals against them. The students were annoyed over allegations of their involvement in drug trade and other illegal activities.
A couple of days ago, a 16-year-old student died in Greater Noida. Doctors said the patient was admitted with 'heavy dose of drugs' and in a critical condition. The family of the deceased blamed some Nigerian students who live in an adjacent flat in NSG society in Greater Noida.
They said that the Nigerian students had given him drugs and made him a drug addict. The family, thus, filed a complaint in the police station, blaming the Nigerian residents for the death of their son. As a result, five Nigerian nationals were booked by the cops.
This forced the Nigerian students to come to the streets and join hands demanding justice against the false booking and racist attitude.
Hundreds of Nigerian nationals, residing in different sectors in Greater Noida, gathered in front of Kasna Police Station and raised slogans against the police and government with placards in their hands. 'Black lives matters', 'Say no to racism' were some of the slogans raised by them.
Peter Edward, one of the protesters, told Millennium Post, "I hail from Port Harcourt, Nigeria. We come to India to seek better career and education opportunities. We are discriminated by the local people. They think that we Nigerians carry out drug trading and other illegal activities which is a false allegation."
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