A Nigerian English lecturer, Aliyu Tijani has died after he was brutally attacked by racists in Russia. After the racist attack in Russia, Aliyu Tijani was sent into a coma before good Samaritans rushed to his assistance. He was rushed to their national hospital for treatment, he later died.
His cousin has taken to social media to start a movement seeking justice for Aliyu Tijani who was attacked in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan, Russia.
Do you know that a young Nigerian called Aliyu Tijjani has died after he was mugged into coma in Russian? He was an English lecturer before the unfortunate incident https://t.co/Kas2ylt5sY #JusticeForAliyuTijjani
— Ahmed Rufai Isah (@Sir_AhmedRufai) July 4, 2019
Innalilahi waina illahi rajiun..we lost Aliyu Tijjani this evening Kindly put him in your prayers when you come across this pic.twitter.com/dIT5uJBziy
— Abba Nasidi (@KakakinArewa) July 4, 2019
Abike Dabiri who is the chairman/chief executive officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission has been called on to help seek justice for the late lecturer.
Racism in Russia appears mainly in the form of negative attitudes and actions by some Russians toward people who are not ethnically Russian.
Over the years, human rights organisations have reported numerous racist attacks. As at last year, there were actually 177 reported violent acts against blacks since 2008. According to Sova, Africans are the third-largest ethnic group to be targeted by racists in Russia.
Racism is the prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.