Nigerians not targeted for killing in Kenya — High Commission

THE Nigeria High Commission in Kenya says citizens residing in the East African nation are not being targeted and killed.

The commission said in a statement today that a report allegedly such was false.

It urged the public to refrain from interfacing with faceless groups or individuals who invest in propagating irritants injurious to the cordial diplomatic relations between Nigeria and Kenya.

“A parody news item released by an online platform on August 31 and captioned `Nigerians in Kenya have raised alarm over targeted killings…’ is a concoction replete with falsehood and unfounded allegations.

“The Nigerian High Commission in Kenya is not irked by the falsehood and frivolous allegations and will continue to conduct its statutory obligations on behalf of Nigeria and Nigerians in Kenya.

“The High Commission, in line with statutory obligations, is devoted to the proper treatment of Nigerian nationals in Kenya and acts expeditiously on their behalf.

“Contrary to claims of extrajudicial killings of Nigerians in Kenya by police operatives, there is no such incident. Rather, Nigerians have been supported where necessary to engage the host authorities in line with local laws,’’ it stated.

The commission said the issue of concern in the “parody news publication is the abduction of a Nigerian national on July 26” which is being investigated.

The statement urged Nigerians in Kenya to go about their activities within the provisions of the laws of the host country.

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