FG vows to ensure justice over killing of Nigerian student in Canada

Ismaila Sanni
Ismaila Sanni
FG vows to ensure justice over killing of Nigerian student in Canada

The federal government has vowed to ensure that justice is served over the alleged killing of a 19 years old Nigerian student, Afolabi Stephen, in Manitoba, Canada.

The vow was made on Thursday by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who described the killing as wicked.

In a condolence message issued by the Director of Media and Public Relations and Protocols, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NIDCOM boss was quoted as saying that the news of the killing was shocking.

“We are in touch with the Nigerians mission in Ottawa who have the assurances of the Canadian authorities that investigations into the unfortunate incident has begun and will be thorough.

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“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Afolabi and pray unto God to allow his gentle and innocent soul to rest in perfect peace.”

It was reported that the 19-year-old Nigerian was allegedly killed by policemen on December 31, 2023 in Manitoba, Canada.

According to NIDCOM, though the details of his death were still sketchy, the Winnipeg, Manitoba Police Department, in a statement posted on its website via

Winnipeg.ca, said its officers responded to a call about a young male who was acting “erratically”.

The police noted that upon arrival, efforts to calm the young man proved abortive which led to the discharge of a firearm by the police which ultimately led to his death.

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