Nigeria looses two more citizens to death in South Africa! The death toll has continued to increase as more Nigerian youths fall victim to premature death in the hands of Apartheid South Africans. according to unofficial estimate, some 800,000 Young Nigerians still lives in South Africa.
Since February 2016, the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa has risen to 118 including the recent murder of two young Nigerians named Chidi Ibebuike, a native of Uturu in Isikwuato Local Government Area, and Francis Ochuba, a native of Ngodo Community in Umunneochi Local Government Area both in Abia State of Nigeria.
They were both Murdered on 5th and 13th May,2018 respectively.
According to Habib Miller – the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, who in a telephone interview from Pretoria, South Africa with NAN discloses:
“Ochuba, a property owner, was shot dead alongside his estate agent, a female South African on May 5. They were shot dead as they visited the tenant occupying Ochuba’s house to collect rent.
“The incident occurred in Central Johannesburg, while Ibebuike was shot dead at the entrance to his house at Hazyview in Mpumalanga on May 13. “Ibebuike’s car was subsequently, snatched by yet to be identified gunmen.
“The chairman of the Nigeria Union in Mpumalanga Province, Mr Amadi in company of other compatriots, have reported the incident to the South African police authorities and investigation is underway.”
He also said that the most recent killings occurred on the heels of the cold blooded murder of ThankGod Okoro, a native of Ogbaku in the Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State on April 9 and that of Clement Nwaogu, a native of Njikoka in Anambra on April 22.
Furthermore, Mr. Miller said that Okoro was reportedly shot dead by a member of the South African Police Flying Squad at Florida in Johannesburg while Nwaogu was burnt alive by a mob in Rustenburg in the North West Province.
Meanwhile, the spokesman had reported that a violent group in Rustenburg had earlier given Nigerians notice to vacate the area or get killed:And since then, there had been numerous cases of Nigerians being kidnapped with ransom paid to their abductors.
“The incessant looting and killings in the area, prompted 14 Nigerians to protest the injustice and the lack of police protection from the South African Police.
“The 14 Nigerians were attested and had been detained since Jan. 21 in Rustenburg.
“The extra-judicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa is however, a stark contrast to the general goodwill and protection South Africans and their businesses enjoy in Nigeria.
“There have been no record of looting of South African businesses in Nigeria.
“While South African companies transfer billions of dollars in profit made from doing business in Nigeria, Nigerians in South Africa are sending body bags of murdered bread winners back home to Nigeria to dejected families,” Miller lamented.