An eight-year old girl was injured when someone threw a brick through the window of her parents’ home in Dundonald, just outside of Belfast, Northern Ireland early Saturday.
The child, who was asleep in bed during the attack, was taken to hospital, but her wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper.
The same house was attacked last Sunday and police believe the incidents are hate crimes because the victims are immigrants from Nigeria. Reportedly, the family is now seeking to move out of the neighborhood.
Chris Lyttle, a local politician, told reporters that his office will help the family to relocate.
A Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for East Belfast, Lyttle also condemned those behind the attacks.
I am disgusted by such mindless racist views. This [Nigerian] family is making a positive working contribution to our society and their children are part of local sports and community clubs, he said.
I have met the family and expressed the shared outrage of the good people in this local community and church representatives that they have been targeted with such a horrific attack.
BBC identified the little girl as Promise Awoyelu. Her father Charles has lived in Ulster for seven years.
I don't know what would motivate somebody to target us, he told BBC.
We are here to make a living and we are a peace-loving family. I have five children who are terrified in the house, my wife is scared and I'm scared of going to work and coming back because I don't know what will happen when I come back.
In recent years, Northern Ireland (which is part of the United Kingdom), has witnessed an influx of immigrants from all over the world, including Africa, the Caribbean, China, India, Pakistan, Poland Portugal and elsewhere.