Outrage trails killing of 20th Nigerian in South Africa in one year
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Outrage trails killing of 20th Nigerian in South Africa in one year

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Outrage trails killing of 20th Nigerian in South Africa in one year

The Nigerian community in South Africa and beyond were left in awe and anger after a cop attached to the Metropolitan Police in Cape Town suffocated one Victor Nnadi, a native of Orlu in Imo, to death last Thursday.

His death brings the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa in 2016 to twenty.

Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says the killing of the Nigerian in South Africa is unacceptable.

She affirmed that the recent killing of Nnadi has brought the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa through extra-judicial means to 20 in 2016 alone.

“The barbaric behaviour of the perpetrators is not only unacceptable, but also calls for urgent attention by diplomatic authorities in Nigeria and South Africa,” she said.

According to eyewitnesses, Nnadi who was arrested for allegedly selling drugs was handcuffed by the police, manhandled and later suffocated to death by a cop who chocked him to death by firmly clutching his throat.

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Reports say the incident sparked an outrage by Nigerians living in South Africa especially as the victim also known as King Kingsley, was not struggling after he was arrested and handcuffed.

The Nigerian Union in Pretoria, through its secretary, Mr Adetola Olubajo, confirmed the latest extra-judicial killing and called for calm among Nigerians while imploring the Nigerian Mission to demand investigation into the killing of the Nigerian.

“Nigeria Union is calling on the Nigerian Mission to demand results of investigations of all murder cases involving Nigerian victims from the South African authority’’. Olubajo said.

 

 

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