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Germany Police Arrests Six Nigerian Assylum Seekers

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Six male Nigerian asylum seekers have been arrested in Germany following  a riot at an asylum seeker housing centre in Bavaria, in which five German police officers were injured.

German news agency DPA reports that the incidence happened last week Friday.

The officers were verbally abused and mobbed by around 30 asylum seekers after arriving at the centre in the small community of Stephansposching, about 130 kilometers north-east of Munich, police said.

The situation further escalated when they attempted to pull the ringleaders out of the crowd, with several refugees hitting the officers and throwing bicycles at them.

Others erected barricades and tried to prevent police, who defended themselves with pepper spray, from leaving the centre.

The Police, however, noted that calm has returned following the arrival of reinforcement. He added that four officers were taken to hospital with cuts as well as injuries to their ribs and eyes.


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