The Federal Government, on Wednesday, asked the Indian Government to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacks on Nigerian students in an Indian university.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olushola Enikanolaiye, made the call during a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nagabushana Reddy, in Abuja.
At least four Nigerian students were attacked by a mob during a candle-light procession for a 17-year-old Indian boy, who died of suspected drug abuse.
The Indians alleged that Nigerians masterminded the boy’s death.
Enikanolaiye said the call for the prosecution of the culprits was necessary to serve as a deterrent to others and forestall future occurrences.
He said the High Commissioner was invited to register Nigerian government’s concern on the incident. (NAN)