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NiDCOM To Probe Killing Of Student In Philippines

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Monday promised to probe the alleged murder of a Nigerian medical student, simply known as Ikem in the Philippines.

It would be recalled that on Sunday, October 22., an X user identified as Michael Ojuola raised the alarm over the alleged incident.

Ojuola wrote, “A friend of mine, A Nigerian Medical Student named Ikem studying in the Republic of Philippines was brutally murdered by a group of Chinese. They tied his hands up, covered and tied his mouth, and was beaten blue-black until he gave up the gh*st.”

Reacting swiftly to the development, NIDCOM spokesman, Abdur-Rahman Balogun in a statement said the commission has requested additional information from the mentioned eyewitness in order to investigate the issue.

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The statement reads: “The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a viral social media news item on the death of a Nigerian student, identified as Ikem, who was allegedly murdered by a group of Chinese in the Republic of Philippines.

“Though the matter had not been officially reported to the Nigerian embassy in the Philippines, NIDCOM has asked the “ eyewitness “ who posted the gory incident on his social media handle to provide more details to the Commission’s e-mail — admin@nidcom.gov.ng.

“The Commission will set the machinery in motion to investigate the matter and unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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