- Two Nigerians were killed in a latest Xenophobic attack in South Africa on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, at different locations
- Odafel Ikele, the public relations officer of NUSA, gave the names of the deceased Nigerians as Bonny Iwuoha and Goziem Akpenyi
- Ikele hoped that the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the killings will bring a stop to attacks on Nigerians in the country
The number of people killed in South Africa has never stopped rising as another two were killed recent in the attackers on foreign citizens in the country.
The two victims were stabbed to their death during separate attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, Vanguard reports.
Odafe Ikele, the assistant public relations officer for the Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA), confirmed the death of the Nigerian nationals to newsmen on Monday, April 8.
He said: ”The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.
”Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 pm on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.
”We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.
”The killing was witnessed by Mr Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father.”
The NUSA relations officers said a case for the killing and been and made and reported to the Booysens police state in Johannesburg south.
He also said added that another Nigerian by the name Goziem Akpenyi also lost his life in same situation on Friday, April 5.
”Akpenyi was allegedly stabbed to death by three unknown coloured South African men after an argument with the deceased.
”The incident took place at Bellville Stadium parking lot in Cape Town at about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.
”These latest killings add to four other Nigerians who were shot dead in March. Three of the victims were murdered in Sunnyside, Pretoria and one in Balfour Park, Johannesburg,” he said.
He said the Nigerian country in South Africa is very much worried over the situation and that the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the killing would stop the situation.
”We call on the Nigerian government to impress on their South African counterpart that the killings have to be investigated and the culprits prosecuted,” he added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Pan African Youth Union (PYU) condemned the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in some areas in South Africa.
The group in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, April 1 signed by Nihi Oladele John, commissioner for youth political participation, called on law enforcement agents in South Africa to arrest the perpetrators of the attacks.
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