The Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA) says Tony Elochukwu, a Nigerian from Nnobi, Anambra State, has been murdered by a unidentified shooter in South Africa.
Prince Ben Okoli, the President of NICASA, said this in a letter to the Consular-General, Nigerian Consulate in Johanesburg.
This brings the number of murdered Nigerians between April 6th and 9th to 3 at various areas in the nation.
In his letter, Okoli mourned the demise and unremitting killings of Nigerians in South Africa, saying: “We got once more the tragic updates on the passing of another Nigerian in Witbank Mpumalanga territory.
“Mr Tony Elochukwu from Nnobi Anambra State was shot twice in the head by a unidentified Nigerian shooter on April 24 at around 2:45pm.”
Okoli said that a solitary Nigerian man strolled to certain Nigerians at an eatery and asked from them where to get some weed to smoke, yet they revealed to him that they didn’t have the foggiest idea where since they don’t smoke.
Okoli said the man at that point hauled out his weapon and shot Elochukwu on the head and dashed off in a vehicle left down the road.
He included that an instance of homicide had been opened at the police headquarters by NICASA Chairman in Mpumalanga, Obeji Chukwuma.
“This looks like another instance of Nigerian executing each other,” he said.
“This terrible pattern of Nigerians executed by their country men is on the rise and expanding to our locale. NICASA is profoundly stressed over the passing and proceeded with killings of our natives in South Africa. Individuals are concerned and frightened, since none of the culprits had been captured or charged.
“The South African security officials must help to solve this crimes and bring perpetrators to book. This will help discourage further crimes of this sort if they are aware there will be consequences should they proceed to commit such a heinous crime.” he said.
Prior to the most recent episode, Godwin Adama, the Consul-General, Nigerian Consulate Johannesburg, had denounced the murdering of Nigerians at various areas in the nation.
“Plainly as much as any type of guiltiness and xenophobic assaults against outsiders, incorporating Nigerians in South Africa, is condemnable; the killings don’t fit into xenophobic assaults,” he had said.
“The cases are the brutal slicing and stabbing of a Nigerian, Mr Bonny Iwuola, in Turfontain in Johanesburg on April 6 at about 23:30 hours in front of his home, by masked attackers.
“Another Nigerian, Gozien Christian, from Agbor in Delta State, was bludgeoned to death by three masked assailants. No arrests have been made yet and this cases were still opened and under investigation.
The third instance of homicide which occurred the evening of April 8 at Sunnyside in Pretoria in suspected killings by Nigerian fraternity boys.
“Every one of these cases don’t have all the earmarks of being xenophobic,” he included. “They are part of crime related murders in South Africa. Police measurements in South Africa show that more than 18,000 homicides occur in the country in a year.”