JUST IN: Indian government orders probe into mob attack on African students

Indian authorities on Tuesday ordered an investigation into a mob attack on several African students near New Delhi, a crime for which seven people have been arrested.

The incident occurred in the Delhi suburb of Noida late Monday when locals staging a protest about the death of a teenage boy turned violent, leading to attacks on African students, mostly Nigerians, shopping in the area.

The attackers alleged the dead boy, Manish Khari, 16, was drugged by Africans who live in the area. He died of a

cardiac arrest on the weekend after a suspected drug overdose.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj promised “immediate action” after a Nigerian student begged her for help, saying

living in the area had become a “life-threatening issue”.

“I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh about the attack.

He has assured that there will be fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident,” she said on Twitter, referring to the state in which the incident occurred.

Noida police chief Dharmendra Singh said four Nigerians were admitted to hospitals and seven locals were arrested for the mob violence.

“Some people tried to give the incident a racial twist and there has been hate-mongering over the social media.

Three hundred people are listed in the police complaint and more arrests are likely soon in raids,” he said.

Attacks on Africans have been reported at regular intervals in India in recent years.

Last May, a Congolese student was beaten to death in Delhi.

Earlier, a Tanzanian student was attacked and partially stripped by a mob in the city of Bangalore.

Godogodo Death Toll Hits 40, As Mob Hacks 14 Herdsmen Dead

The death toll from the invasion of Godogodo in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, between last Saturday and Sunday, has risen from 20 to 40, according to sources from Southern Kaduna Peoples Unions, SOKAPU, the umbrella body of the 67 tribal groupings of Southern Kaduna.

However, Kaduna State Police spokesman, ASP Usman Aliyu, said that he had not been informed of any figure higher than the Sunday figure of 20, but agreed that the casualty figure could be higher.

Meanwhile, a mob attack on herdsmen in Kaduna left no fewer than 14 persons “hacked and burnt” to death. A commercial bus driver, Adamu Aliyu, told newsmen yesterday: “I was returning from Plateau State with eight passengers, all of them Fulani herders. My bus broke down in Kaduna State, so I left it to go search for a mechanic.

“While I was away, a mob surrounded the vehicle and forcibly brought out the eight passengers. They hacked them to death, dumped them in the vehicle and set it ablaze.

“Another vehicle was also attacked, when it stopped to refuel and all the six people were burnt to death along with the car.”

Aliyu said a riot broke out in the streets, with soldiers and policemen finally intervening to contain the carnage.

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Mob Kills Man For Stealing Goat In Ondo

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Mob Burns 7 To Death Over Suspected Witchcraft

A mob in Malawi’s southern district of Nsanje burned seven people to death for allegedly possessing human bones for use in witchcraft, police said Wednesday. The seven were “found in possession of human bones and the mob took it upon themselves to burn them with petrol,” Kirdy Kaunga, police officer in charge of the district, told AFP. A traditional chief said local people became suspicious due to the movements and telephone conversations of one of the seven men who was discovered with a bag containing the bones. “He was chased and arrested,” chief

A traditional chief said local people became suspicious due to the movements and telephone conversations of one of the seven men who was discovered with a bag containing the bones. “He was chased and arrested,” chief Tengani, who only uses one name, told AFP. “The man is said to have confirmed that his bag contained human bones and that’s when the mob began rounding up the seven and burned them one by one.” Police arrived after the incident on Tuesday in Nsanje, which borders Mozambique, and have made no arrests. Officials said they were investigating whether the bones belonged to albinos, who have white skin and yellow hair as a result of a genetic disorder that causes the absence of pigmentation. Albinos are killed regularly in some African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.

Albinos are killed regularly in some African countries including Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania for their body parts, which are used in witchcraft rituals.

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Two Robbers Set Ablaze By Mob In Anambra

Barely two weeks after a mob set ablaze two armed robbers at New Tyres Market, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, for snatching huge sums of money from a trader, two other armed robbers were, yesterday, burnt to ashes along Limca Road in the same area.

The two robbers, armed with pistols, according to eyewitnesses, had blocked a lady, who boarded a commercial motorcycle with a Ghana-must-go bag filled with money and heading towards a bank, and allegedly snatched the bag from her.

According to the source, as the lady, believed to be a cashier in one of the petrol stations along the road, was being taken to the bank by the commercial motorcyclist, the armed robbers, riding their own motorcycle, closed in on them and ordered her to surrender the bag of money at gunpoint.

The source said she surrendered the bag to them, but as the thieves made to zoom off, their motorcycle somersaulted.

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Mob Sets Emir’s Palace Ablaze In Gombe

Report provides that a group of mob burnt down the palace of the Emir of Kashere Town in Gombe State.

Kashere is the home town of Danjuma Goje, a former governor of the state, who also recently won re-election as a Senator to represent Gombe central on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

A source in the town who declined to be named for security reasons said the palace was burnt down by irate mob who suspected that three ballot boxes were kept there. “Three ballot boxes have gone missing after the election and people suspect that they have been taken to the Emir’s Palace to be stuffed with thumb printed ballot papers,” the source said.

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Mob Attacks Jonathan’s Campaign Coordinator

The Coordinator of GoodLuck/Sambo Campaign Organization in Jigawa, Alhaji Yusuf Alasan escaped being lynched when he was attacked by youths who participated in the campaign held in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, Weekend. Youths drawn from the 27 LGA’s of the state attended the Transformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN) sponsored campaign for President Jonathan’s re-election.

Drama started shortly after the event when the youths demanded for their fees, but to their surprise, the coordinator asked them to drop their phone numbers as he promised payment will be made in due course and they should expect bank transaction alert.

This drew the ire of the youths who accused the campaign coordinator, who also doubles as the SURE-P boss in Jigawa State of diverting their mobilisation money running into millions of Naira, describing his action as betrayal and breach of trust.

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Abia Government Officials Escape Mob Attack

The Abia State Ministry of Environment narrowly escaped a mob attack by a group of youths while they attended the state sanitation exercise.

According to reports, headstrong youths were playing football when the environmental team arrived. The same field which was supposedly to be used by the governmental officials.

The youth threw stones and sticks furiously at the team which also consisted of some journalists. The officials ran to their vehicles for cover as they could the situation was starting to get serious. The reasons behind this act is still not known and it is still investigated as to why the youths attacked the officials.

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Mob Burns Woman To Death For Refusing Bomb Screening In Bauchi

A mob in the northeast Nigerian city of Bauchi on Sunday beat a woman to death and burnt her body over suspicion she was a suicide bomber, police and witnesses said.

“At about 0700 hours (0600 GMT), information at our disposal revealed that a yet to be identified lady who allegedly refused to allow herself to be screened at the entrance of Muda Lawal Market Bauchi was attacked by irate mob,” Bauchi state police spokesman Haruna Mohammed said in a statement.

He said the mob “set her ablaze,” adding that she died before police could rescue her.

Mohammed said police had deployed to the scene to disperse the mob but no arrest was made.

A witness, Isa Safiyanu, told AFP that the woman, who was accompanied by a man, raised suspicion when two bottles were found strapped to both sides of her waist after she refused to be frisked with a metal detector at the entrance of the bus statioN

“When her hijab was raised over her head two bottles were found strapped to her waist and the crowd descended on the young woman,” he said.

“They beat her to death and placed a used tyre on the body, sprinkled it with petrol and set it on fire,” he said.

According to a police source in the city who asked to remain anonymous, it was unlikely the woman was carrying explosives which would have exploded when her assailants attacked her.

“The only plausible explanation is she could have been sent on a test mission to see if it was possible to enter the bus station without being screened,” the source said.

The killing follows a spate of suicide bombings in recent days blamed on Boko Haram Islamists targeting bus stations in northern and central Nigeria.