Consul-General of Nigeria in Johannesburg Mr. Godwin Adama has confirmed the homicide of one other Nigerian, Mr. Chikamso Ufordi, in South Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the deceased was allegedly shot useless by unknown assailants in a suspected love affair tangle.
Reacting to the event on phone yesterday, Adama, nonetheless, stated he was but to get the total report.
According to him, though the incident is extremely condemnable, incidences like which might be frequent in South Africa with one of many highest crime charges on the planet.
“Murder statistics in South Africa point out that over 50 individuals are violently murdered in a day, about 20,330 in a 12 months.
“We are, nonetheless, investigating and equally following up police investigations on the matter to see the motive behind the assault.
“We are however not in a hurry to conclude that it was xenophobic or criminal,” Adama stated.
He promised that the consulate would associate the South African authorities to rearrange a gathering with the locals, Nigerians, the police authority, to additional undertake methods of stopping any type of xenophobic assaults sooner or later.
He appealed to Nigerians resident in that nation to function inside the confines of the regulation and to not interact in actions that may compromise their safety.
President of Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) Mr. Ben Okoli additionally confirmed the loss of life in a phone interview with NAN.
He stated Ufordi died on the spot whereas his companion in his automobile sustained gunshots accidents.
Okoli, who defined that the incident occurred on Friday evening (Oct. 25) round Nigel Area of Johannesburg, South Africa, added that the assailants shot at Ofordi who was driving his automobile with two different Nigerians.