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Nigerian diplomat calls for end to riots in Greece

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Nigerian diplomat calls for end to riots in Greece


The senior Nigerian diplomat in Greece has called for calm, following violent protests sparked by the death of a Nigerian migrant. 25-year old Tony Onuoha died after falling from a balcony in Thessaloniki.

Police have denied family claims that he was being chased by undercover officers. Since then, hundreds of Nigerians and self-styled anarchists have rioted.

Nigeria’s chargé d’affaires in Greece, Mohammed Sani Dole, said: “All I want to do now is to call upon my fellow Nigerians to stay calm – and also to stay clear of the anarchists that have infiltrated their ranks and wreak havock in Thessaloniki.”

Onuoha was in Greece legally.

Before he died he had been selling pirated CDs and DVDs in cafes and restaurants, a practice followed by thousands of Nigerians in Greece to help eke out a living.

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