It is not known what actually triggered the mob violence and sudden descent of a large mob of Nigerians (foreigners staying in Goa). The NH-17 highway was paralyzed for over two-hours on account of the clash. Goa police had to call for additional re-enforcement to control the unexpected mob. But what is known that the Nigerians did not want the police to conduct an autopsy on the dead Nigerian.
Witness at the incident told GoaChronicle.com reporters that the Nigerians were threatening the Goa Police of further violence and backlash if the culprits behind the death of a fellow Nigerian was not found or the case not investigated in a fair manner.
Nigerians over the years have been increasing in numbers, some has also been alleged to be involved in the nefarious drug and prostitution trade in the North and some parts of South coastal belt.