Suspected killer of Emmanuel Chidi, a Nigerian immigrant arrested in Italy.

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Italian police have arrested a man accused of killing a 36-year-old Nigerian immigrant. 

Emmanuel Chidi and his wife had been living in Italy since September 2015, after fleeing conflict in Nigeria. 

He was attacked on Tuesday afternoon in the central Italian town of Fermo.

Reports say that a local man racially insulted Mr Chidi’s wife – this provoked an argument. 

There are conflicting accounts of what happened next. It seems that one of the men picked up a traffic pole and attacked the other. 

Mr Chidi died from his injuries a day later. The police have now arrested the suspected attacker – Amadeo Mancini – and charged him with racially motivated manslaughter. 

The killing has drawn widespread attention and condemnation in Italy. Many worry that it is a sign of tensions created by the arrival of so many migrants from Africa.

BBC
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