A 39-year-old Nigerian man, Alika Ogorchukwu, was on Friday beaten to death by an Italian man in Civitanova Marche city, Italy.
According to a statement by the Nigerian embassy in Italy, the incident occurred on a busy street, in front of shocked onlookers, some of whom made videos of the attack, with little or no attempt to prevent it.
Nigeria’s Ambassador to Italy, Mfawa Abam, while condemning the murder of Mr Ogorchukwu urged Nigerians in Italy to remain calm and not take laws into their hands.
According to the statement, Mr Abam commiserated with the family of the deceased and directed the provision of immediate consular assistance as appropriate.
“The Embassy is currently collaborating with relevant Italian authorities to ensure justice is served and to provide succour to the family of the deceased,” the statement read.
Mr Ogorchukwu’s murder is the third case of diaspora murder recorded in one week.