The Nigerian group in South Africa has once more been thrown into mourning following the killing by unknown gunmen of considered one of its members which additionally left two others injured.
Odefa Ikele, the nationwide spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
Mr Ikele stated the incident that led to the demise of Chikamso Ufordi, who hailed from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State and accidents sustained by the two others occurred at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, in Nigel.
Nigel is a small gold mining city in Gauteng Province, East Rand close to Johannesburg.
“One of the witnesses knowledgeable us that the deceased, Mr Chikamso Ufordi, from Awgu LGA Enugu State was trailed by some unknown gun males, and was shot point-blank whereas in his automotive with two different Nigerian associates.
“His friends additionally sustained accidents, however the late Chikamso died instantly earlier than assist might arrive from the province’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crew.
“The injured have been rushed to the closest hospital. A case of homicide and tried homicide have already been opened at Nigel Police Cluster,’’ Mr Ikele advised NAN on the phone.
It will probably be recalled that three Nigerians have been amongst different overseas nationals who on October 22, suffered from recent xenophobic assaults on foreigners in totally different places of Witbank, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
The October 22 assaults got here on the heels of efforts by Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa to make sure they discovered amicable and lasting answer to the xenophobia in the latter’s nation.
Such peace efforts noticed Mr Buhari visiting Mr Ramaphosa and holding a city corridor assembly with the Nigerian group.
They have been reported to have been killed by teams made up of group members and taxi drivers who went to totally different areas in Witbank attacking foreign-owned companies and foreigners.