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Five Nigerians in hospital after ‘attack by South Africa police’

Five Nigerians in hospital after ‘attack by South Africa police’
October 12
19:47 2017
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At least five Nigerians landed in the hospital after being allegedly brutalised by policemen in South Africa. 

According to NAN, Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this on Thursday.

The development comes a day after some policemen in the country reportedly killed Olamilekan Badmus, a 25-year-old native of Ogun state.

Olubajo said the Nigerians in the hospital lived in the same area where Badmus was killed.

“Some Nigerians were picked up and beaten by the police. We also understand that the witness, a flatmate of Badmus, was arrested and beaten by the police,” he said.

“In all, five Nigerians are hospitalised, because of the beating they allegedly received from the police.

“The union has protested again this act. We condemn this cruel treatment of our people, because they did not commit any crime.”

Olubajo, however, urged Nigerians in the area to be calm and remain law abiding.

“Investigation on the killing of Badmus has commenced,” he said.

“A special police unit, the Independent Police Investigating Directorate (IPID), is handling it. We have met them and on top of the situation.”

Olubajo said the union had reported all incidents to the Nigerian mission in South Africa.

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    Watcher October 13, 12:55

    As long as these news items are reported in a skewed manner without recourse to checks, the Nigerian media is giving strength and.cover to criminal nigerian drug dealers and n South Africa, and alienating good Nigerians. On the internet there is a video of Nigerians attacking and.fighting the SA police. Unfortunately cable news completely ignores that aspect and reports this. You guys have ended up giving strength to drug dealers who populate the Nigerian Union in SA because they know they will have support of thethe country regardless of what they do. It’s such a blow to responsible people when questions are not asked. Who are these Nigerians, what do they do for a living?

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