Watch: CCTV Footage Shows Nigerians Getting Attacked In Noida

The video grabs have gone viral on social media.

The police have arrested seven people and have launched a massive manhunt for others who were involved in the violence. “There were more than 1,000 people on a witch-hunt for Africans,” the First Information Report (FIR) into the incident says.

CCTV footage of a mob attacking a group of Nigerians outside a mall in Noida have gone viral. According to a Wednesday morning report by NDTV, there was new footage that showed a close-up of the attack.

Racial tensions had been brewing in the area for the past four days over allegations by local residents that a teenage student was drugged to death by some Africans. Five people were detained by the police but later let off as there was no evidence against them.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had promised a “fair and impartial” probe.

Sadiq – Government of India is seized of the matter. We are taking immediate action. https://t.co/SRdS2QGuj1

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. /1

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident. /2

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
“I have spoken to Adityanathji about (the) attack on African students in Greater Noida.

He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Sushma Swaraj spoke to Yogi on Tuesday morning after an African student, Sadiq Bello, tweeted her to “act fast” as living in Noida, he said, was becoming a “life threatening issue” for Africans.

On Monday, several Africans staged a peaceful candle-light march in the memory of a local teenager, Manish Khari, who died last week in the NSG Society in Greater Noida due to suspected drug overdose. Sources said he suffered a cardiac arrest. The residents of the area believe that the drugs were supplied by Nigerian nationals, and the mob attack followed.