- One of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa, Blessing Chioma, has accused the country’s police of failing to act when her husband was killed in a xenophobic attack
- The widow said she had reported the matter to the police but nothing was done and the case was eventually closed
- Chioma said she came back so she could take care of her children, but returned with nothing because her shop was burnt
One of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa, Blessing Chioma, has accused the country’s police of failing to act when her husband was killed in a xenophobic attack in 2012.
In an exclusive chat with The Cable, Chioma said living in South Africa without her husband became unbearable so she had to return to Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathers that the widow said she had reported the matter to the police but nothing was done and the case was eventually closed.
She said: “I’m coming from South Africa, Johannesburg; I was married to a Nigerian, but South Africans killed him during the xenophobic attacks.
“I reported the case to the police, they know about it; they look for the guys, but you won’t know them because they come in groups, so nothing was done, the case is closed.
”Since then I’ve been coping with the children, but I returned them to Nigeria because I was no more meeting up in training them. So they’re here now in Nigeria; I came back to take care of them, but we came with nothing because they burnt our shops.”
Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the Lagos state government on Wednesday, September 18, gave the sum of N20,000 to each returnee of the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.
The fresh batch of returnees arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa.
The joyous returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 7.21pm aboard an Air Peace B777 aircraft with registration number 5N-BWI.
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