Rabat - Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday expressed his condolences to King Mohammed VI following the tragic death of Moroccan student Mazine Shakiri in Dakar last week.
Rabat – Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday expressed his condolences to King Mohammed VI following the tragic death of Moroccan student Mazine Shakiri in Dakar last week.
During an audience with Moroccan ambassador to Senegal, Taleb Berrada, at the presidential palace in Dakar, the Senegalese president also expressed his deep regret and sadness for the murder of a young person who was about to finish his medical studies.
The Senegalese president noted that security authorities had promptly arrested the individuals accused of assaulting the student, adding that they have admitted the allegations against them.
On this occasion, Macky Sall said that he had given his guidelines to the government to prevent this kind of incidents, to strengthen the security of the inhabitants, including the Moroccan community established in this country.
“We reiterate our commitment to enhancing the security of the Moroccan community in Senegal”, the Senegalese head of State stressed.
The young man died last Saturday shortly after midnight, four meters away from his home in the Senegalese capital.
The 24 years-old young student, who was in his senior year and was expected to defend his thesis in dentistry and return to Morocco next month, was attacked by six men on three motorcycles who robbed him of his cell phone and his money.
One of the attackers then struck a deadly stab at his thigh, which probably resulted in touching the femoral artery, before running away. By the time he arrived at the Principal Hospital of Dakar, Shakiri succumbed to his wound.