African nationals talk about the recent spate of racial attacks
The violent attacks on Africans in Greater Noida, which followed the death of a teenage boy of a suspected drug overdose, was covered by sections of the Nigerian media, which highlighted a video of a brutal assault on a man inside a mall.Hundreds of people in the satellite city of New Delhi went on the rampage against Africans. The violence erupted late on Monday after police in Greater Noida released five African students detained over the teenager’s death.Local residents claimed 17-year-old student Manish Khari died after taking drugs that were provided by Africans living in Greater Noida, which is home to a growing number of students from different African countries. At least 200 additional police personnel have been deployed in all sectors of Greater Noida, special instructions have been issued to secure residential societies with African population. Additional police force was called from other police stations in Kasna, Knowledge Park and Surajpur police stations, where tempers still run high, as most of the African nationals stay in nearby localities.“A strict vigil was in place throughout the night, and several teams of police are deployed at different junctions in Greater Noida to observe movement of people,” said an intelligence officer.