Former Goa Chief Minister Ravi Naik has urged the Centre to “ban” Nigerians from entering India.
He said the state does not need Nigerian tourists. Referring to Nigerians with the pejorative “negroes”, the senior Congress leader said the Nigerians have been causing “problems” in Goa as well other metros. Naik also said that even the Aam Aami Party leaders had a fight with Nigerians in Bengaluru.
“They create problems everywhere… We do not want Nigerian tourists,” Naik said, adding that it should be checked whether many of them are here to study or for picnics or to sell drugs.
“Nigerians come here and do “Dadagriri”, in Delhi, Bengaluru and the entire country too,” he said.
“Are they really going to college, schools? Are they actually going to some bogus schools or bogus typing schools, this has to be probed. It is very important,” he added.
He also recalled that some Nigerians “did so much rioting and mischief in Porvorim in north Goa” around a year back. He was referring to a blockade of a highway by over 55 Nigerians in Panaji last year demanding immediate police probe into stabbing of one of the co-Nigerian in north coastal belt.
Over 150 Nigerians – staging a road blockade on a National Highway, in protest of a murder of one of their national in a coastal village of Parra, near famous Calangute beach goanews