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04.11.2006 General News

Assaulted Nigerian Handed Over To Nigerian Ambassador

Assaulted Nigerian Handed Over To Nigerian Ambassador
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A severed finger of one of seven Nigerian youth, who were cold bloodedly attacked by a local vigilante group at Fadama, a populated suburb of Accra, was on Friday, presented to the Nigerian Ambassador in Accra by a group of concerned residents of the area.

The seven were among about a dozen innocent itinerant Nigerian pedicurists, who were attacked without provocation on Thursday night by a vigilante group, which had set out to avenge an assault on one of its members by a rival vigilante group in the same area.

Seven of the Nigerians were reportedly slashed ruthlessly with machetes by a gang of about 30 youth, whiles they slept in front of the Chief Imam's residence in the area.

They were rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching hospital, where one of them later died.

Four were treated and discharged, but the others are said to be in critical condition. The assailants had absconded by the time a group of police patrol team had got to the crime scene and so no arrests were made.

The Darkuman Police have taken over the case and are conducting investigations.

Imarana Ali witnessed the gruesome atrocity meted out to the Nigerians, who are thought to be between 17 and 21 years.

He was among the concerned residents who presented the severed finger of one of the victims to the Nigerian Ambassador on Friday.

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