"…most of the Nigerians are involved in huge quantity of Cocaine, spoiling Goans youngsters – both boys and girls"
A new kind of history was created in Goa today with foreign nationals – over 150 Nigerians – staging a road blockade on a National Highway, in protest of a murder of one of their national in a coastal village of Parra, near famous Calangute beach.
The irate mob of Nigerians, who live in Parra village, also beat up some villagers earlier, alleging that the Parra villagers have killed their Nigerian colleague.
Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, who is also a resident of Parra, has countered the allegation stating that the murder has occurred out of a gang war between drug dealers and the villagers are simply dragged into it.
The body of the unidentified Nigerian was found lying hardly 500 metres away from the house of Lobo, the ruling BJP legislator.
The furious Nigerians, after manhandling the villagers, chased the police jeep, blocked it at Porvorim, pulled out the dead body and staged a road blockade, keeping the dead body on the road.
The police were taking the dead body to the Goa Medical College hospital for postmortem.
While police cleared the blockade almost after one hour as it resulted into heavy traffic jam, the Nigerians then went to the Mapusa police station, demanding arrest of the murderers.
The tension created by the foreign nationals compelled chief minister Manohar Parrikar to rush to Porovorim as well as Mapusa police station to calm down the situation.
The police later detained some of the protesting Nigerians.
Lobo told goanews.com that he has spoken to Parrikar, demanding that all the Nigerians be immediately deported.
“Either they live here illegally or get involved in some petty crimes so that they cannot be deported. Some of the Nigerians are students studying in metros of India but are actually found in Goa for almost 10 months”, he said.
Besides running a drug racket, he says the young Nigerians also run a restaurant in Parra village with a local front, creating nuisance with loud music till early morning.
“Even police are scared of them. The whole police machinery as well as all the governments, including my BJP government, has failed to control the menace of these rowdy Nigerians”, Lobo told goanews.com.
He also alleged that most of the Nigerians are involved in huge quantity of Cocaine, spoiling Goans youngsters – both boys and girls.