Xenophobia:Two Nigerian Killed In South Africa, See Reason


The loss of life of Nigerians murdered in South Africa has kept on ascending with another two being the most recent unfortunate casualties in the progressing xenophobic assaults on outsiders in that nation. 
The most recent unfortunate casualties were wounded to death amid xenophobic assaults in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6, 2019, separately. 
The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), Mr. Odefa Ikele, affirmed the killings in a phone meeting with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from Johannesburg on Monday. 
”The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.”Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11:45 p.m. on April 6, 2019, in Johannesburg South.”We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.”The killing was witnessed by Mr. Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father,” he said.
Ikele said the executing had been accounted for and an instance of homicide opened at Booysens Police Station in Johannesburg South. 



He said that another Nigerian, Goziem Akpenyi, likewise lost his life in comparative condition on April 5, 2019. 
”Akpenyi was allegedly stabbed to death by three unknown colored South African men after an argument with the deceased.”The incident took place at Bellville Stadium parking lot in Cape Town at about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019.”These latest killings add to four other Nigerians who were shot dead in March. Three of the victims were murdered in Sunnyside, Pretoria and one in Balfour Park, Johannesburg,” he said.
Ikele said that NUSA was worried over the unremitting killings of Nigerians and stressed that the culprits had not been conveyed to book. 
As indicated by him, the capture and arraignment of the guilty parties by the South African Police would put to a stop the everyday killings of Nigerians. 
”We call on the Nigerian Government to impress on their South African counterpart that the killings have to be investigated and the culprits prosecuted,” he appealed.

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