Gunmen kill a Nigerian and leaves two injured in South Africa

Old picture showing a xenophobic attack against a foreigner in South Africa | VOA

SOUTH AFRICA – A Nigerian has been allegedly killed by gunmen Saturday in Nigel, a South African mining town in Guateng Province, East Rand.

According to Punch, spokesperson for the Nigerian Community in South Africa, Mr. Odefa Ikele narrated the incidence to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Lagos in a telephone conversation.

He said that the incidence, which happened around 7 PM on Saturday took the life of Mr. Chikamso Ufordi, who is a native of Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu state and left two others with injuries.

“One of the witnesses informed us that the deceased, Mr Chikamso Ufordi, from Awgu LGA Enugu State was trailed by some unknown gun men, and was shot point blank while in his car with two other Nigerian friends,” Ikele narrated.

“His friends also sustained injuries, but the late Chikamso died immediately before help could arrive from the province’s Emergency Medical Services team,” he said further.

“The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital. A case of murder and attempted murder has already been opened at Nigel Police Cluster,’’ he added.

Recall that on October 22, three Nigerians were listed among foreigners who were victims of a new wave of xenophobic attacks in separate sites of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa.
These events happened even after the meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari with his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa in a bid to find a long lasting solution to the attacks.


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