The federal government has reacted to the trending video of an attack on Nigerian students in India.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), gave an update on Monday.
Dabiri-Erewa said the incident occurred last Saturday after a disagreement during a football match between African and Indian students.
The chairman confirmed that the Nigerian mission took custody of 86 citizens and invited the representatives of the Indian government.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa said diplomats got an assurance of safety of the students who then returned to school on Sunday.
“Calm has returned to the campus. A few injuries were recorded and further investigations are ongoing.
“The Nigerian mission had made it clear that the Indian authorities would be held responsible if anything happens to any of the students,” she said.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa disclosed that there’s a written commitment by the Indian authorities to guarantee protection.
The NiDCOM chief urged students feeling threatened to report to the Nigerian mission in Delhi immediately.