Again Nigerians, one from Ogun, killed in South Africa, Union bemoans

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At least two Nigerians, one from Ogun state, have been shot dead in South Africa last week, Nigerian Union in South Africa has said.

The President, Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr. Adetola Olubajo, on Wednesday decried series of killings of Nigerians in the country, saying the body is not happy with it.

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Olubajo told newsmen on telephone from Johannesburg, South Africa, that Nigerian and South African Governments should protect the lives of Nigerians in that country.

“The union is not happy with the killings and we appeal to the Federal Government and South African Government to protect Nigerians here (South Africa).

“Something urgent must be done to stop this ugly trend,” he said.

According to him, this has been a very dark week for us in South Africa.

“First, Mr. Jelili Omoyele, a 35-year-old cellular phone technician, was allegedly shot dead in Johannesburg on Saturday.

“ Another Nigerian, Mr. Olamilekan Badmus, 25 years native of Ogun, was also killed at Vaal Vreneging, near Johannesburg on Tuesday.

“On the same day, a third Nigerian, identified as Ifeanyi, a chicken seller, was accidentally shot in the head by the police.

“The Nigerian is in the hospital battling for his life,” he said.

Olubajo said that some executive members of the union met with the police at Vaal Vreneging and a case had been opened.

“A murder case has been opened by the police. The Independent Police Investigating Directorate has commenced investigation.

“Our Legal Secretary is on top of the situation,” he said.

The NUSA president said the union also met with Nigerians in the area and told them to be calm, law-abiding and allow the police to do their work.


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