The federal government has reacted to the trending footage of an attack on Nigerian students in India.
The Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa gave an update on Monday.
The official commented on a video posted by Ashok Swain, a Professor of Peace and Conflict Research.
“Nigerian students are being attacked in a University Campus near Delhi.
“30,000 Nigerian students come to study in India paying money, 50,000 Indians live in Nigeria to make money,” Swain tweeted.
Dabiri-Erewa said the incident occurred last Saturday after a disagreement during a football match between African and Indian students.
The chairman confirmed that the Nigerian mission took custody of 86 citizens and invited the representatives of the Indian government.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa said diplomats got an assurance of safety of the students who then returned to school on Sunday.
“Calm has returned to the campus. A few injuries were recorded and further investigations are ongoing.
“The Nigerian mission had made it clear that the Indian authorities would be held responsible if anything happens to any of the students,” she said.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that there’s a written commitment by the Indian authorities to guarantee protection.
The NiDCOM chief urged students feeling threatened to report to the Nigerian mission in Delhi immediately.