Following the death of a Nigerian at the Bavarian centre, tension is said to have mounted in the community as other refuge seekers including Nigerians in the area surrounded the centre seeking answers to what led to the incident. Reports being followed by Daily Times indicate that Police officers were “harassed and attacked” while trying to retrieve the body of the dead Nigerian from the Regensburg asylum center on Saturday, according to German authorities. “Emergency services were called after a 31-year-old Nigerian woman died in the building. The cause of death was unknown and a “topic of police investigation,” but there was no immediate indication of foul play. “When the police tried to take the body out of the building, some 40 to 50 residents engaged in a standoff with the officers, threatening them and then pelting them with glass bottles and stones. “A part of the residents of the facility responded with increasing emotions to the presence of the investigators,” Police spokesman Dietmar Winterberg was quoted to have said. It was not immediately clear why the situation escalated, but police said one explanation was linked with the fact that the officers barred them entry to the area where the woman had died. “The standoff ended after some three hours, with strong police forces deploying to the Regensburg home. The authorities eventually managed to take the body out of the home. No injuries were reported,” said the report. “The 31-year-old Nigerian left behind three children between the age of nine and three. The children would now enter the state child care system,” it said, adding that the Regensburg facility is one of several so-called Anker shelters across Germany which serve to house the asylum seekers until their status is resolved, and they are either relocated to local communities or deported.
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