A video showing the moment university students in Delhi, India attacked Nigerian students have surfaced on social media.
According to Ashok Swain, an India professor, the attack came after Nigerian students offered Namaz on a football pitch between the teams.
The incident reportedly occurred in a state called Haryana (Gurugram), 28km from Delhi.
According to Khaleel, a Nigerian student, trouble started when the university decided to have both Indian and Nigerian students in one team.
“Our captain spoke with the sport officer and laid down his objection against a mixed team. The officer decided to call off the match. Despite that, a few Indian students entered the field and before anyone could realize a thing, someone hit our captain on the head with an iron rod. Outsiders, who had come on bikes, also joined them and there was a clash,” he said.
Khaleel alleged that a group of Indian students attacked them in the hostel the next day.
”They hurled abuses and threatened us with dire consequences. We are 63 Nigerians here in total. We have left the campus for the time being and are staying in Delhi,” he added.
Some of the students reportedly sustained various degrees of injury, ranging from broken hands to fractured body parts.
Ashok further added that due to the tension, some of the Nigerian students have left the university campus to Delhi.
Watch the video below;