Two Nigerians have been reportedly killed in Gauteng Province of Johannesburg on Friday, July 29. Confirming this on Sunday to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr. Ikechukwu Anyene, said the two men were killed on Friday, July 29, at different areas of Johannesburg.
According to Anyene, the first victim, Gideon Ogalaonye, an indigene of Onitsha, Anambra, was allegedly shot dead at 7 p.m. while on a visit to the residence of his daughters.
While the second victim, Nnamdi Michael, an indigene of Enugu state, was allegedly stabbed to death by a Zimbabwean national at Yeoville at 8 p.m the same day.
He said eyewitnesses said the assailant first demanded for money from Michael, which was not given and later attempted to forcefully remove his phone before the assailant stabbed the victim.
But he added that Nigerians at scene pursued, arrested him and handed him over to the police,”we will follow the case,” Anyene stated.
He said the two incidents have been reported to the Nigerian mission in South Africa and the South African police, adding that the Nigerian community in South Africa are not happy with the killings, he urged the Federal Government to persuade its South African counterpart to investigate and prosecute incidents of killings of Nigerians in that country.
“We are getting worried about these incessant killings and we want the culprits prosecuted.”
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has condemned the killing of Nigeria businessman, Ikejiaku Chinedu,and has called on South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, to ensure that the killers do not escape justice.
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The 35 year-old Nigerian was killed last Tuesday, July 26 at Mokopane town, Limpopo Province by operatives of a private security firm.