Nkencho: Protests continue in Ireland over killing of Nigerian man

Nkencho: Protests continue in Ireland over killing of Nigerian man

The killing of a Nigerian man, George Nkencho, has continued to spark protests in Dublin, Ireland.

1st News reports that Nkencho was shot dead by Police after he allegedly pulled a knife on officers.

He was 27.

Reports monitored by 1st News  in the British media indicate that Nkencho was killed outside his home near Clonee; West Dublin, on Wednesday, December 30 following a standoff. The reports say Police had been responding to reports of a man with a knife at a nearby supermarket.

Protests have been held outside Blanchardstown Garda station since Thursday with some pledging to gather every day for two weeks, Dublin Live reports.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has reacted to the fatal shooting and death of the Nigerian; which it described as callous and wicked. Also, the government has demanded a full independent public inquiry into the incident.


Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has condemned the killing. However, she has also appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience and await the outcome of investigations.

In addition, the African Advocacy Network Ireland has also described Nkencho’s death as an execution. It has also joined the call for an investigation and prosecution of those responsible.

Equally important, the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), is investigating the shooting. The Commission has also asked for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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