According to reports one Emmanuel Chidi Nnamdi, died yesterday after being attacked in the city of Fermo and left in a state of irreversible coma.
He was beaten to death with a ripped out road sign pole by an unnamed violent football fan, while defending his 24-year-old wife, Chinyere.
Nnamdi had fled Nigeria with his wife for fear Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
A source said: “A few asylum seekers were hosted at the local Catholic mission, and apparently that town and that area is not new to episodes of intolerance and racism.
The guy who is allegedly responsible is notorious in town for his racist views. According to the local priest who hosts the refugees, he calls every African a monkey. It is shameful that this has happened in my country."
Nnamdi, was beaten by the 40-year-old violent football fan who had first insulted Chinyere, calling her an “African monkey,” the police said after arresting him.
The couple had been at the bishop’s seminary since last year, after fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria.