A Nigerian Killed By Police In Ireland As Abike Dabiri Demands For Justice

Abike Dabiri and Nigerians in Diaspora Commission have reacted to the death of a Nigerian man, George Nkencho, who was reportedly killed by the police in Ireland.

Here is a press statement by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission addressing the killing of George Nkencho.



Abuja, December 31, 2020:
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman /CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has condemned in strong terms the killing of Mr George Nkencho, a 27- year old Nigerian in Ireland.

In a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NIDCOM Head of Media, described the death of a young Nigerian by a Police officer as callous and wicked.

Dabiri-Erewa, who was apparently disturbed by the killing, called for a full, thorough and fair investigation into the matter.

She appealed to the obviously enraged Nigerian community in Ireland to exercise patience and await the outcome of investigation into the unfortunate incident.

The NIDCOM boss condoled with the family of Nkencho and the Nigerian community in Ireland over the killing of George and prayed God to give the family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

Already, the African Advocacy Network Ireland (AANI) has expressed shock to learn about the callous shooting dead of George Nkencho on Wednesday December 30.

The group said the circumstances surrounding the killing of a mentally challenged youngman has enraged the African community and demanded a full independent public inquiry.

Abdur-Rahman Balogvun
Head, Media and Public, Relations NIDCOM

Abike Dabiri-Erewa wrote:

So sad. A Nigerian killed by the Police in Ireland. We demand justice for George Nkencho while we appeal to Nigerians in Ireland to be patient as we insist on thorough and fair investigation.

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