Nigerian Politicians Demand Action After Police Shooting of 'Irish George Floyd'

Nigerian Politicians Demand Action After Police Shooting of 'Irish George Floyd'


Nigerian politicians are demanding the country’s government to intervene on the shooting death of George Nkencho, who has been presented as a something of an Irish George Floyd in recent days, near Dublin in Ireland.

Nkencho, 27, is said to have been involved in two incidents involving a knife at a shopping centre and a Eurospar convenience store, the latter of which left the store manager with “facial injuries”, on December 30th.

Officers of the Garda Síochána — “Guardians of the Peace” — followed Nkencho back to his family home, ultimately shooting him dead after he allegedly lunged at them with a knife.

The failure of officers to detain Nkencho without the use of deadly force has caused considerable anger in African diaspora community, despite police claims insisting they were left with no choice after efforts to subdue him via Taser and pepper spray were unsuccessful, with U.S.-style ‘Black Lives Matter’ and

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