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Nigerians beat up fellow countryman in Cheras

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KAJANG: A Nigerian man sustained injuries after he was attacked by three men armed with machetes in an incident at a convenience store in Alam Jaya, Cheras on Sunday.

Kajang district police chief Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said they received a report on the incident from the victim, in his 30s, at 12.34pm.

“The victim who had just finished shopping at the convenience store ran back into the premises after he was chased by the three suspects, also Nigerians.

“The suspects hit him with the machete inside the premises. Workers in the shop who were shocked by what happened ran out of the premises in fear,” he informed.

Mohd Zaid said the victim sustained cuts on his left thumb, suffered a cracked bone on his left hand as well as sustained cuts on his face and chest.

“He is now in stable condition and is still receiving treatment at the Kajang Hospital. Motive of the attack is still being investigated.

“Investigation continues to identify and detain the suspects under Section 326 of the Penal Code.

“Those with any information on the incident can contact the case’s investigating officer Inspector Nurfaezatul Akma Rofiee at 017-5443931,” he said.

Earlier, a 34-second closed circuit television (CCTV) camera footage of the convenience store’s front entrance during the incident went viral on social media.

The recording showed the victim walking out of the store before dashing back inside as he was chased by three men armed with machetes.–NST

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