The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM has announced its intention to examine the reported killing of a Nigerian medical student named Ikechukwu Michael, also known as Ikem in the Philippines.

In response to a tweet by user @michaelojuola, on Sunday, 22nd October 2023, which claimed that Ikem was tied up, silenced, and fatally beaten, the Commission’s spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, assured that the Commission will initiate an investigation into the matter.

The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has been drawn to a viral social media news item on the death of a Nigerian student, identified as Ikem, who was allegedly murdered by a group of Chinese in the Republic of Philippines


Though the matter had not been officially reported to the Nigerian embassy in the Philippines, NIDCOM has asked the “eyewitness” who posted the gory incident on his social media handle to provide more details to the Commission’s e-mail —”

NIDCOM – Abdur-Rahman Balogun

The Commission has urged the individual who posted the incident on social media to provide more information through their official email.

Story: Christy Dung

Credit: @NIDCOM/@michaelojuola Twitter