‘How two more Nigerians were killed in South Africa’

‘How two more Nigerians were killed in South Africa’
August 01 06:01 2016

Ikechukwu Anyene, the President
of the Nigerian Union in South
Africa, has confirmed that two
Nigerians were killed in
Johannesburg, Gauteng Province.

Mr. Anyene told the News Agency
of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in
Port Harcourt in a telephone
interview from Pretoria that the
two men were killed on Friday,
July 29, at different areas of
Johannesburg.
He said that the first victim,
Gideon Ogalaonye, an indigene of
Onitsha, Anambra, was allegedly
shot dead at 7 p.m. while on a
visit to the residence of his
daughters.
He said that the second victim,
Nnamdi Michael, an indigene of
Enugu state, was allegedly
stabbed to death by a
Zimbabwean national at Yeoville
at 8 p.m on the same day.

Mr. Anyene said witnesses said
the assailant first demanded
money from Michael, which was
not given and later attempted to
forcefully remove his phone.
He said the assailant stabbed the
victim, adding that Nigerians at
the scene pursued and arrested
him.
Mr. Anyene said: “The
Zimbabwean has been handed
over to the police and we will
follow the case.
“The two incidents have been
reported to the Nigerian mission
in South Africa and the South
African police.

“The Nigerian community in South Africa are
not happy with the killings.
“We urge the Federal government to persuade
its South African counterpart to investigate
and prosecute incidents of killings of
Nigerians in that country.
“We are getting worried about these incessant
killings and we want the culprits prosecuted.”
NAN recalls that Ikejiaku Chinedu, a 35 year-
old Nigerian businessman, was killed on July
26 at Mokopane town, Limpopo Province by
operatives of a private security firm.

(NAN)