Nov 8, 2013

Nigerian Man Publicly Beaten In India (Graphic video - viewers discretion advised)

On the 30th of October 2013, 37-year-old Obado Uzoma Simeon was found murdered in Parra village, North Goa, India. According to reports, around 20 men, with their faces covered, had attacked some Nigerians outside a restaurant in Parra village. Uzoma escaped the first attack, but he and another Nigerian, Obinna Paul Obi were again targeted later, and this time, Uzoma was hacked to death. Bitterly angered by Uzoma's death, hundreds of Nigerians staged a protest against the killing. Reports say it was during the protest this Nigerian in the video above was subjected to the shocking, violent assault by groups of Indians.
According to the police, rivalry between the local Indian drug traffickers and Nigerian drug traffickers is to be blamed for Uzoma' death. Sources said that in a drug rivalry incident in November 2012, Uzoma had allegedly shot at one Palyekar's younger brother but the bullet hit the side of a car. This incident triggered off the drug war between the Nigerians and the local drug peddlers.
Following the protest, Goan police arrested 53 Nigerians. Goa's Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar asked police to track down Nigerians living illegally in the former Portuguese colony so they could be deported. A minister in the state's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party government, Dayanand Mandrekar, stirred more controversy by saying: "Nigerians are like cancer".
Watch the graphic video.