The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has vowed to investigate the gruesome murder of a Nigerian student in the Philippines, Ikechukwu ‘Ikem’ Emmanuel.
According to reports, the deceased, who was a medical student, was allegedly murdered by some Chinese citizens.
NiDCOM, in a statement signed by its head of the media, public relations and protocols unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, however, said that the incident was yet to be reported to the Nigerian Embassy in the Philippines.
“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 — firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Commission will set the machinery in motion to investigate the matter and unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident,” NiDCOM stated.