- Tony Elochukwu, a Nigerian from Anambra state, has been shot dead in South-Africa
- Elochukwuwas shot twice in the head by an unidentified Nigerian gunman on Wednesday, April 24, at around 2:45pm
- Three Nigerians were also killed between April 6 and April 9 at different locations in the country
The Nigerians Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) said another Nigerian, Tony Elochukwu in Nnobi from Anambra state has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa.
The President of NICASA, Prince Ben Okoli, said this in a letter sent to the Consular General, Nigerian Consulate in Johanesburg. Three Nigerians had been killed between April 6 and April 9 at different locations in the country.
In the letter, obtained by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, April 27, Okoli decried the death and continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
He said: “We received yet again the sad news of the death of another Nigerian in Witbank Mpumalanga province.
''Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra state was shot twice in the head by an unidentified Nigerian gunman on April 24 at around 2:45pm.”
Okoli said a lone Nigerian man walked to some Nigerians at a restaurant and inquired from them where to get some weed to smoke
He said those standing, however, told him that they did not know where since they do not smoke. Okoli said the man then pulled out his gun and shot Elochukwu on the head and sped off in a car parked down the street.
He added that a case of murder had been opened at the police station by NICASA Chairman in Mpumalanga, Obeji Chukwuma.
“This look like another case of Nigeria killing themselves. This ugly trend of Nigerians killed by fellow Nigerians is on the increase and is disturbing to our community.
“NICASA is deeply worried over the death and continued killings of our citizens in South Africa. People are worried and scared, since none of the perpetrators had been arrested or charged over it.
“The South African police must stop attempting to encourage this killings by lack of investigation and prosecution with aim of bringing to justice every criminal involved in these heinous crimes.”
The Consul General, Nigerian Consulate Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, had condemned the killing of Nigerians at different locations in the country.
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Adama said: “It is clear that as much as any form of criminality and xenophobic attacks against foreigners, including Nigerians in South Africa is condemnable, the killings do not fit into xenophobic attacks.
“The cases are the stabbing of a Nigerian, Bonny Iwuola, in Turfontain in Johanesburg on April 6 at about 23:30 hours in front of his house, by unknown assailants, and more of crime related murder.
“Another Nigerian, Gozien Christian, from Agbor in Delta state, was stabbed to death by three unknown assailants. No arrest has been made but cases were opened and police are investigating the murders.''
Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian community in South Africa confirmed the killing of Chibuzo Nwankwo, a 42-year-old member from Enugu state.
The community said that Nwankwo`s death brings to 121 the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa since January 2016.
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