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Nigerian student hospitalized after knife attack in Russia

A student from Nigeria has been hospitalized in southern Russia after a knife-wielding assailant stabbed him in the neck.

Racially motivated violence has been a sore subject for Russia despite indications that aggression toward Africans in the country has been decreasing. At least 57 acts of violence against black people were registered in Russia in 2010-2016, according to a tally of hate crimes by Russia’s SOVA Center for Information and Analysis.

Authorities opened an investigation into attempted murder after the fifth-year Nigerian medical university student was stabbed outside a residential building in Kursk, investigators said Tuesday.

The regional Investigative Committee branch identified the suspect as an “unidentified young man.” The motivation behind the attack is unclear.

The 21-year-old student is in stable condition after undergoing surgery, regional investigators said in an online statement.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.