A physically challenged Nigerian, Alika Ogochukwu, has been killed in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region of Italy.
The Nigerian Embassy in Rome, Italy confirmed the killing of the Nigerian in a statement it issued on Saturday.
It said the 39-year-old was beaten to death on Friday by an Italian man.
The statement, signed by Ambassador Mfawa Abam, said, “The attention of the Embassy has been drawn to the brutal murder of Alika Ogochukwu.
“A 39-year-old Nigerian citizen who was beaten to death by an Italian man on Friday 29th July, 2022, in Civitanova Marche city, located in the Province of Macerata, Marche Region of Italy.
“The incident occurred on a busy street, in front of shocked onlookers. Some of whom made videos of the attack, with little or no attempt to prevent it.”
The Embassy condoled with the wife of Ogochukwu, Charity Oriachi, and the rest of his family.
The statement added: “His Excellency has directed the provision of immediate consular assistance as appropriate.
“The Embassy is currently collaborating with relevant Italian authorities to ensure justice is served and to provide succour to the family of the deceased.”
The Ambassador enjoined members of the Nigerian community in Italy to remain calm and to refrain from taking laws into their hands.
“His Excellency wishes to reassure Nigerians in Italy that citizen’s diplomacy remained the key thrust of his administration and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all Nigerians in Italy receive timely, efficient and professional consular services,” the statement added.